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The May night sky

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Constellation Of the Month |

May is the first month when the constellation of Orion is absent from the night sky altogether, and of the prominent winter stars only Capella in Auriga the Charioteer and Castor and Pollux in Gemini remain above the western horizon. The Plough or Ursa Major (the Great Bear) is still more or less overhead with the pointers pointing to the North Star. The...

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Astronomy course at Craven college

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Main |

Well done to the four students who completed the five week astronomy course held at Craven college and concluded on the 28th March 2018. Well done Russel Gill Well done Pauline Elliot Well done Charlotte Bond Well done Lucy...

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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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