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Partial Solar Eclipse 2015

Partial Solar Eclipse 2015

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Events, Main | 0 comments

Partial Solar eclipse 2015 On Friday 20th March, the UK was witness to a rare and beautiful astronomical event – a solar eclipse. Starting at around 8.28am. The Moon slowly begin moving in front of the Sun, reaching maximum coverage by about 9.33am; and ending at 10.43. Seen from the Keighley area about 86% of the Sun’s disc was covered by the Moon. It...

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Stargazing Live 2015 at East Riddlesden Hall

Stargazing Live 2015 at East Riddlesden Hall

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Events, Main | 0 comments

Wednesday 18th March. The skies cleared and the unblemished night sky at East Riddlesden Hall was a sight to behold. As part of many such events held around the UK to link in with the BBC Stargazing live 2015. This was a joint event, with our lead partner Bradford Astronomical Society. The medieval tithe barn was the centre of the evening’s events. Rod...

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Building and launching rockets with Keighley Brownies

Building and launching rockets with Keighley Brownies

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Events, Main | 0 comments

Saturday 7th March 2015 saw Keighley Astronomical Society take part in the Brownies interest day held at the University Academy Keighley. It was a full day of rockets and launching, for society chairman Paul Neaves; assisted on this occasion by officers from Bradford astronomical society. A total of sixty Brownies took part in learning about the basic of...

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Galileo and his discoveries

Galileo and his discoveries

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Events, Main | 0 comments

The life and discoveries made by the ground breaking Italian scientist Galileo was the subject of the presentation given by society Chairman Paul Neaves. Approximately twenty members of the society braved the winter weather to enjoy the works of the man who was an astronomer, physicist, mathematician, philosopher and inventor. Paul explained the Geocentric...

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Keighley Girl Guides Interest Day

Keighley Girl Guides Interest Day

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Events, Main | 0 comments

Saturday 24th January an interest day was held at the University Academy Keighley Organised by Mrs Janet Armstrong. Around 35 guides took part in three rocket workshops run by Society chairman Paul Neaves. The students learnt the basics of rocket science via a presentation and audio visual material. The basics of space and rocket science the theme centered...

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Astronomy Day at Parkwood Primary School, Keighley

Astronomy Day at Parkwood Primary School, Keighley

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Events, Main | 0 comments

Wednesday 7th January 2015. Keighley astronomical society visited 20 five pupils at Parkwood Primary School. The Morning session involved the ‘How Big is Big’ workshop. Where the Space cadets for the day were taken from the size of their classroom to understand how far is the Moon away from the size of the Solar system and wider universe. All...

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