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Meteorites, stardust and the early solar system

Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 in Main |

Society member Gordon Rushworth and a meteorite studied by Prof Gilmour The guest speaker at the February meeting of Keighley astronomical society was Prof Jamie Gilmour from the ‘Facility of engineering and physical sciences, the school of Earth, atmosphere and environmental sciences, at the University of...

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The February Night Sky

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in Main |

There are the first signs of spring in this month’s night sky even though the winter constellations are clearly on display. The Plough is now higher in the north east, with its handle pointing in the general direction of the horizon. If you follow the curve of the handle you will come to a bright orange star low in the sky. This is Arcturus in the...

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Girl Guide interest day 2016

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Main |

On Saturday 30th January 2016 Keighley Astronomical Society provided the lead activity at the Guide interest day held at the University Academy Keighley. Rocket making and launching was the activity provided over the day in three sessions. In total 35 girl guides constructed a paper rocket and tested them in flight. They also constructed a second rocket...

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