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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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