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Successful students 2017

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Main |

  Four society members asked the question ‘how did our universe came to be?’     Lyndon Davy, John Welsh, Richard Crabtree and Michael Palin completed our five week Astrophysics course. Providing them with essential training to help find the answer, in understanding the application of physics to the stars and galaxies which make up the...

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The December night Sky

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Main |

  This month heralds the beginning of winter; the cold and dark months which might not be to everyone’s taste, but they are what astronomers like best. There is more time to go stargazing! Brave the winter chills this month and enjoy the celestial pyrotechnics of the Geminid meteor shower.   All the main guides, Ursa Major, or the Plough, Orion...

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The November Night Sky

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Main |

  Take advantage of the moonless nights later this month to observe the most distant objects visible with the unaided eye. Anywhere away from the glare of streetlights, you will see the misty blur of the great Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest large galaxy to us at 2.5 million light years away. Another challenge is to try and find the fainter Triangulum...

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The Appley Bridge Meteorite

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Main |

The guest speaker at the October monthly meeting of Keighley Astronomical society was Mr Russell Parry from the village of Appley Bridge near Wigan. In September 2014 he published a book on a local event which occurred 100 years earlier on the 13th October 1914. He opened his presentation with film footage of the Chelyabinsk meteorite which landed in...

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Successful Astronomers

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Main |

  This years successful students who enrolled on the popular ‘Introduction to Astronomy’ course received their certificates after completing the five week course on Monday 9th October.   The course covered the basics of Astronomy, from the operation of the Earth Moon in the Solar system to the expansion of the universe.   Ian...

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Tim Peake’s Spacecraft at Bradford’s Science and Media Museum

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Main |

  On 15th December 2015, British astronaut Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station, where he spent six months orbiting Earth. Thanks to extraordinary leaps in communication technology, we watched as he broadcast live experiments, walked in space and even ran the London Marathon. On 18th June 2016, Tim returned to...

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