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Thomas Cooke, The telescope maker of York

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in Main |

The only known image of Thomas Cooke The members Keighley astronomical society who attended the June monthly meeting learnt about Thomas Cooke. The man from East Yorkshire who by the end of his life, in 1868, he had put Britain at the forefront of optical engineering in Europe. The guest speaker was Mr Martin Lunn OBE, FRAS. Who researched the life and...

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The July Night sky

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Main |

As we move into high summer, the sun turns southwards, our nights begin to lengthen and the moonless spell later in the month brings many of us our first dark skies of the summer. The Plough is in the north west as the Summer Triangle reaches the high meridian. Formed by the bright stars Vega, Altair and Deneb, in the constellations Lyra, Aquila and Cygnus...

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Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Main |

Society secretary Dominic Curran visited Armagh Observatory and Planetarium last week. Armagh Planetarium was established by the seventh director of Armagh Observatory, Dr. Eric Mervyn Lindsay, who, after twenty five years of effort, secured funding from local councils and the Ministry of Commerce of Northern Ireland in 1965. In the same year Patrick Moore...

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