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The promise of Gravitational-wave astronomy

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Main |

  It was a packed church hall at the January meeting of Keighley astronomical society. The guest speaker was Dr Sue Bowler from the school of astronomy at the university of leeds. The presentation was titled ‘The promise of Gravitational-wave astronomy’. This emerging branch of astronomy uses gravitational waves (minute distortions of spacetime...

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The February night Sky

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 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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