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New Venue for 2016 society meetings

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Constellation Of the Month | 0 comments

2016 will see a few but important changes, to the societies monthly meetings. Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to move the venue for our meetings. Our new home will be Steeton Methodist Church Hall, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire. BD20 6PD. Meetings will now be held on a Thursday. Commencing on Thursday 28th January...

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Fun science for all the family – rocket making and launching, followed by night sky observing

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Constellation Of the Month | 0 comments

Friends of Bracken Hall with Keighley Astronomical Society and Bradford Astronomical Society Saturday 23rd January 2016 Stargazing Event at Shipley Glen with Keighley Astronomical Society, Bradford Astronomical Society and Friends of Bracken Hall Countryside Centre. 16:00 – 18:00 Family room, The Old Glen House (Prod Lane, Baildon, BD17 5BN) Workshop...

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Super Lunar eclipse

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Constellation Of the Month | 0 comments

In the early hours of Monday 28th September, people around the world have observed a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse coincided with a so-called “supermoon”. A supermoon occurs when the Moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, meaning it appears larger in the sky. The eclipse – which made the Moon appear red , was...

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Constellation of the Month November : Andromeda

Constellation of the Month November : Andromeda

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Constellation Of the Month | 0 comments

The stars of Andromeda arc up and to the left of the top left star of the square of Pegasus. (Alpheratz or Alpha Andromedae). Alpheratz is included in the square of Pegasus, and was at one time classified in the Pegasus constellation. The reason for its transfer is not clear. Andromeda consists mainly of a line of fairly bright stars extending from the...

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