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Visit to Joderal Bank Discovery Centre

Visit to Joderal Bank Discovery Centre

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

On Saturday 28th March 2015, society chairman Paul Neaves visited Joderal Bank Radio telescope, and discovery centre with society members, Elaine and Brian. The Discovery Centre is a great day out for all interested persons. You can explore the wonders of the universe and learn more about the workings of the giant Lovell Telescope. The Jodrell Bank...

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Probing the Core of Andromeda with Professor Andrew Newsam

Probing the Core of Andromeda with Professor Andrew Newsam

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

Wednesday 25th March 2015 was the March meeting of Keighley Astronomical Society. The guest presenter was Prof Andy Newsam, from the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University. He presented his work on the Milky Way’s next-door neighbour; the Andromeda Galaxy. An ideal place to study many areas of astronomy. However, the many...

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Rocket building with Merlin Top primary School Keighley

Rocket building with Merlin Top primary School Keighley

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

Primary school pupils in Keighley learned about the science behind space travel and the how rockets work.. Keighley Astronomical Society used  part of a grant from the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Fund to stage a visit to year five students at Merlin Top primary. Two classes of approx 30 ‘Space cadets’ were glued to a...

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KAS’s Canadian Member

KAS’s Canadian Member

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Main, News | 0 comments

I hope things are going well over there , I’m missing the fantastic meetings and all my astronomy friends back home. I’ve just found my first dark sky viewing area, which I’m hoping to visit lots of times. I have just joined Kingston Royal Astronomical Society so I will keep you posted with any updates, Lennox and Addington dark sky...

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Elements of Astrophysics course

Elements of Astrophysics course

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Main, News | 0 comments

On Monday 15th December six students completed the ‘Elements of Astrophysics’, and as it was the end of the course they received there certificates of merit. It was a five week interest course covering the main subjects of:- 1. Nuclear and atomic physics – power source  of the stars. 2. Quantum physics – atomic spectra, messages...

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Christmas Presentation 2014

Christmas Presentation 2014

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Main, News | 0 comments

Paul presented two lectures last night at the December society meeting. The first was on overview of the night Sky for the next three months, includng the major constelations of Orion and Taurus.. The second lecture was on the theories about the star of Bethlehem. Was it a Supernova, a comet or a conjunction of planets and Stars ? A big that you to all who...

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