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The December night sky

Posted by on Nov 27, 2021 in Main |

To end 2021 there is a parade of planets after sunset and an impressive display of shooting stars, as well as the brilliant winter constellations. The Plough is now standing on its handle in the north. Capella, the bright yellow star, is not yet at the overhead point but it is very high up and cannot be missed. The twins of Gemini, Castor and Pollux, are...

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‘Art and Astronomy’

Posted by on Nov 1, 2021 in Main |

The guest speaker at the October meeting of Keighley Astronomical Society was Mr Peter Reynolds from neighbouring Bradford Astronomical Society. Mr Reynolds opened his presentation with favourite painting of his. A Philosopher Giving that Lecture on an Orrery, in which a Lamp is put in the centre in the Place of the Sun The artist Joseph Wright first...

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