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The Life of Stephen Hawking

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Main |

Mr John Oldfield from Bradford Astronomical society was the guest speaker at the March monthly meeting of Keighley Astronomical society   Mr Oldfield covered both the personal life and struggles of Prof Hawking and his professional discoveries in the study of cosmology and understanding of the wider universe. In the mid 1960’s he studied...

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The April night sky

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Main |

  By April 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...

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Improving Astronomers

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Main |

Six students completed the five week ‘Improvers’ Astronomy course conducted by Keighley Astronomical society at the Craven College, Skipton, on Wednesday 15th March 2017. The students looked at the properties of stars at different stages of their evolution; how they form, what happens to them as they age, and what becomes of them when they die....

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