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The September Night Sky

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Constellation Of the Month |

  Its’ amazing to think that brilliant Jupiter, which has been a feature of our evening skies all year, will be gone by the end of this month. On the15th of the month the Cassini space probe will crash into Saturn at the end of its mission.   This month the nights become longer and we move towards unsettled weather. The autumn constellations...

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The August night sky

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Main |

  August can be a spectacular month so far as the night sky is concerned. It marks one of the main meteor showers of the year, the Perseids. If you are fortunate to be holidaying in North America, there will be total solar eclipse on the 21st of the month.   The Plough lies north west with the ‘W’ of Cassiopeia at the same height in the north...

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Addingham Gala 2017

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Main |

  PLANETS, stars and aliens all featured in Addingham Gala’s parade on Saturday as children embraced this year’s theme of 2017 A Space Odyssey. Keighley astronomy society were invited to participate. Addingham Pre-School Playgroup pitched Buzz Lightyear and some cute little green aliens again the evil Emperor Zurg to take first prize for...

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Solar observing at Addingham Gala

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Main |

As part of our participation at Addingham gala. We took our two solar scopes to give the public the opportunity to see the Sun safely. At the previous society meeting the guest speaker was Mr Kevin Kilburn, from Manchester astronomical society. He is a keen solar observer, and he suggested that the purchase of two dark pillowcases would greatly help the...

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The July night Sky

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Main |

  As we move into high summer, the sun turns southwards, our nights begin to lengthen and the moonless spell later in the month brings many of us our first dark skies of the summer.   The Plough is in the north west as the Summer Triangle reaches the high meridian. Formed by the bright stars Vega, Altair and Deneb, in the constellations Lyra,...

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Bipolar magnetic regions on the Sun

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Main |

  The centre of our solar system was the object in focus at the June meeting of Keighley Astronomical Society. The guest speaker was Mr Kevin Kilburn from Manchester Astronomical Society. His presentation was ‘The bipolar magnetic regions on the Sun’. A relatively unknown aspect of solar study, which has been identified in the past but forgotten...

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