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The December night sky

Posted by on Nov 28, 2020 in Main |

This month heralds the beginning of winter; the cold and dark months which might not be to everyone’s taste, but they are what astronomers like best. There is more time to go stargazing! 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...

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National Astronomy Week November 2020

Posted by on Nov 15, 2020 in Main |

Currently running online until the 22nd November is the annual ‘National astronomy Week’ You can access the online lectures and presentations at the website – on Youtube – ...

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The October night Sky

Posted by on Sep 29, 2020 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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Posted by on Aug 28, 2020 in Main |

Here is the latest news regarding the astronomy society meetings as we move forward. Financially, the society is fine. We entered March with £698 in the bank account, and we still have that sum, as the church have been very good and not charged us any rent or other expenses. With regard to future society meetings, I have had detailed discussions with the...

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The September night sky

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in Main |

The September night sky So what do we have to look at above us as we moved from summer and into autumn. The nights become longer, which mean longer nights for observing, but that is often curtailed as we move towards unsettled weather. Constellations The host of watery constellations in this month’s celestial tableau matches the theme of unsettled...

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The August night sky

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Main |

Although the nights are still short they are slowly lengthening. This August will be a spectacular month so far as the night sky is concerned. If you have wanted to spot all eight planets of the Solar System in a single night, here is your chance. You can’t miss Jupiter, Saturn and Mars in the evening sky, and a good pair of binoculars will assist you to...

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