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The November night sky

Posted by on Oct 28, 2018 in Main |

Take advantage of the moonless nights early this month to observe the most distant objects visible with the unaided eye. Anywhere away from the glare of streetlights, you will see the misty blur of the great Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest large galaxy to us at 2.5 million light years away. Another challenge is to try and find the fainter Triangulum Galaxy....

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Lights in the sky

Posted by on Oct 27, 2018 in Main |

Thursday 25th October 2018 was a return visit by Dr Sue Bowler from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds. “Lights in the sky” was the title. It was an explanation, with some stunning images of the formation of Aurora. Most auroras occur in a band known as the “auroral zone”, which is typically 3° to 6° wide in...

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