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The November Night sky

Posted by on Oct 19, 2021 in Main |

The Milky Way rises overhead on these dark November nights, providing a stunning inside perspective on the huge Galaxy that is our home in the cosmos. After your eyes have adjusted to the dark you should be able to see that it’s spangled with fuzzy glowing diadems. Better still, sweep the band of the Milky Way with binoculars or a small telescope, and...

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The October night sky

Posted by on Sep 29, 2021 in Main |

The glories of October’s night sky can at best be described as ‘Subtle’. The dull autumn constellations are already being challenged by the brilliant lights of winter. Spearheaded by the beautiful star cluster of the Pleiades. Ursa Major, or the Plough, is to all intents and purposes at its lowest in the North. The ‘W’ of Cassiopeia is not far...

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Society meetings resumed

Posted by on Sep 29, 2021 in Main |

After the cancellation of monthly society meetings due to the covid pandemic restrictions, the first society meeting of the season was held on Thursday 23rd September. Society secretary Dominic Curran, updated members present on the current situation and future plans. He then delivered a 50 minute presentation on the highlights of the coming months...

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The September night sky

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021 in Main |

This month the nights become longer and we move towards unsettled weather. The autumn constellations are starting to show. Ursa Major, or the Plough, can be found low in the North. The ‘W’ of Cassiopeia is not far from the overhead point. Also on view this month we have, Aquarius the water carrier, Cetus the sea monster, Capricorns the sea goat, Pices...

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