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The Norman Rae Gala Sunday 28th June 2015

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Main, News | 0 comments

Keighley astronomical society where invited by the ‘friends of Northcliffe Park’, Shipley,to take part in the family orientated event. Paul and Dominic ran a rocket building event. The children built their own paper rockets, decorated them, and then with the aid of a compressed air launcher, they tested their designs in flight. For the very...

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The Summer Night sky.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Main, News | 0 comments

The June society meeting was a presentation by society Chairman Paul Neaves. Paul highlighted the prominent constellations, Scorpio the Scorpion, and its main star Antares: often called the ‘Rival of Mars’ because of its colour. The Plough now westward of the overhead point but still very high up. Cassiopeia rising in the east. The ‘Summer Triangle’...

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Rockets to the Moon with Our Lady Of Victories Primary School, Keighley

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Monday 18th May 2015. Primary school pupils at Our Lady of Victories primary school in Keighley learned about the science behind travelling to the moon and the how space rockets work. Keighley Astronomical Society used part of a grant from the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Fund to stage a visit to Miss Becky Beard and her class of year five...

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Eric Burgess Manchester’s first rocket man

Eric Burgess Manchester’s first rocket man

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Main, News | 0 comments

The May society meeting was a presentation from Kevin Kilburn FRAS from Manchester Astronomical Society. He talked about the life of Manchester’s First Rocket Man- Eric Burgess. Mr Kilburn explained that there were rocket men long before that term became popular, building and launching miniature rockets perhaps more in hope that expectation, believing...

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Friday at The Skipton Buildng Society ‘Grassroots’ Giving launch 2015

Friday at The Skipton Buildng Society ‘Grassroots’ Giving launch 2015

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Main, News | 0 comments

Friday 24th April 2015. Skipton building society celebrated the 2015 launch of its award-winning community giving scheme ‘Grassroots Giving’ by holding a “village fete” themed display in the cafe area at the society’s Bailey headquarters. Keighley Astronomical Society was invited to attend as one of the previous years winning community groups....

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George Ellery Hale with Rod Hine

George Ellery Hale with Rod Hine

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Main, News | 0 comments

The April society meeting was on Wednesday 22nd. ‘George Ellery Hale, and the Golden Age of American Astronomy”, was the title of the presentation at Aprils society meeting delivered by Rod Hine from our neighbours at Bradford Astronomical Society. George Ellery Hale, was a driven individual, who worked to found a number of significant...

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