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The night sky above Kaaresuvanto, Finnish Lapland

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Main |

These stunning images of the Aurora Borealis, where captured by Photographer David Akers LRPS on his recent visit to the town of Kaaresuvanto. A village in Enontekiö municipality,in Finnish Lapland. located on the banks of Muonio River, which follows Finland’s western border with Sweden. The images were taken over the nights of the 15th and 16th...

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Female Astronomers

Posted by on Mar 24, 2018 in Main |

Society secretary Dominic Curran welcomes astronomer Mr Martin Lunn OBE FRAS to Keighley astronomical society Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Hawking… Some of the most well-known names in space exploration and astronomy. But let’s not forget about the inspirational women who have contributed to the field. There are many amazing women astronomers...

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The April Night Sky

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Main |

This month sees the seasonal change from winter constellations to spring constellations is more or less complete. The Plough is practically overhead, with the ‘W’ of Cassiopeia is at its lowest. The stars Vega and Deneb, which form two thirds of the summer triangle, are rising in the northeast although they have yet to become prominent. The main spring...

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Blue plaque in Wilsden to remember Alfred Fowler

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Main |

You are invited to help in crowd funding a blue plaque in Wilsden to remember a remarkable man and a remarkable life. How did the seventh of eight children of illiterate mill-worker parents become a world- leading Professor of Astrophysics? Alfred Fowler was born in Wilsden on 22nd March 1868. The expectation was that he and the other children would...

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‘What is life? …. and would we know it if we saw it?’

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Main |

  The question and answer session with February’s guest speaker was longer than his presentation due to the enthralling subject matter, which kept the audience gripped.   ‘What is life? …. and would we know it if we saw it?’ was the title of the presentation given By Dr Terrance Kee from the school of chemistry at the university of...

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The March Night Sky

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Main |

  If you not a fan of winter then this month will give you a few reasons to celebrate. Spring is on its way. On the 20th we have the vernal equinox. After that date the days become longer than the nights. This is followed on the 25th of March when British summer times stars and it will be around 8 pm before it becomes dark. March will be the...

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