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The September night sky

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019 in Main |

This month the nights become longer and we move towards unsettled weather. It is not often that the distant worlds are the one’s to look at, but this September Neptune is not only at its closest, but performs a rare pas-de-deux with a leading star in Aquarius. The autumn constellations are starting to show. Ursa Major, or the Plough, can be found low in...

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The August night sky

Posted by on Jul 27, 2019 in Main |

August can be a spectacular month so far as the night sky is concerned. The giants of the Solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, lie low in the south, above them the Milky Way arches right up over the heavens. We also have one of the main meteor showers of the year, the Perseids, mid month. However this year the display is spoilt by bright moonlight. The Plough...

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Hello Universe at Bradford Science and Media Museum

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Main |

A fantastic opening premier at Bradford science and media museum, on Thursday evening 18th July 2019. There was a small contribution from Keighley astronomical society. Well done Richard and Jonathan for your submissions. It you get the chance to visit over the summer, I recommend you...

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A close encounter with the Moon

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019 in Main |

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Society secretary Dominic Curran visited St Wilfreds church, Harrogate on Friday 12th July 2019, where it was in display As part of the Harrogate international festival. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate...

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Dark matter and dark energy and the formation of the Universe

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Main |

The subject matter of the lecture at the June society meeting was not a light matter. ‘Dark matter and dark energy and the formation of the universe’, was the title of the presentation given by Dr Martin Braddock from Mansfield and Sutton astronomical society. At a packed lecture hall Dr Braddock introduced his presentation with the history of the study...

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The July night sky

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 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, Aquila and Cygnus...

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