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PiKon: A 3D Printed Celestial Observer Telescope

Posted by on Nov 26, 2023 in Main |

The guest speaker at the November monthly meeting of Keighley Astronomical society was Mr Mark Wrigley FRAS. The subject of his presentation was a project close to his heart, which has now run its course. He was talking about the PiKon telescope which is a 3d printed device operated with a Raspbery Pi computer. Mr Wrigley commenced his lecture by how his...

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The December Night Sky

Posted by on Nov 24, 2023 in Main |

The Plough is now standing on its handle in the north. Capella, the bright yellow star, is not yet at the overhead point but it is very high up and cannot be missed. The twins of Gemini, Castor and Pollux, are much higher. Now is a great time to look for the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, which are in the sky, looking south. This is a cluster of stars moving...

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Astronomy in the Age of the Bronte’s

Posted by on Nov 2, 2023 in Main |

Mr Rod Hine from Bradford Astronomical Society was the guest speaker at the October meeting of the society, held on the evening of Thursday 26th. To a large gathering of the society’s members Mr Hine’s presentation was a combination of Literature, social history and of course astronomy. To set the nature of the country at the time when the famous Bronte...

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The November Night sky

Posted by on Oct 30, 2023 in Main |

Brilliant Jupiter steals the show this month and it will be at its closest to the Earth. The Milky Way rises overhead on these dark November nights, providing a stunning inside perspective on the huge Galaxy that is our home in the cosmos. After your eyes have adjusted to the dark you should be able to see that it’s spangled with fuzzy glowing diadems....

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The October night Sky

Posted by on Sep 24, 2023 in Main |

The glories of October’s night sky can at best be described as ‘Subtle’. The dull autumn constellations are already being challenged by the brilliant lights of winter. Spearheaded by the beautiful star cluster of the Pleiades. Ursa Major, or the Plough, is to all intents and purposes at its lowest in the North. The ‘W’ of Cassiopeia is not far...

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