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8 Great Astronomers

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8 Great Astronomers

On Wednesday 29th April, Bob Mizon is kindly delivering a talk entitled ‘8 Great Astronomers’. Some might be challenged to name 8 astronomers. Others may not be able to whittle down the list they know of from antiquity to present day to just give us 8. Which 8 would you pick? Fred Hoyle? Mary Somerville?…

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Getting to grips with the night sky

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Getting to grips with the night sky

A talk on the night sky, how to get more involved in stargazing and ideas for enjoying astronomy. It takes place on Wednesday 6th May at 7:30pm and will be an online Zoom meeting. All are welcome from beginners upwards. It is intended to show you the simple science of the night skies above your…

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Stargazing and Coronavirus

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Stargazing and Coronavirus

Bath Astronomers are very active in organising meetings, public stargazing and outreach to schools and youth groups. Given the current Coronavirus situation, all events in the next 10 weeks have been cancelled and we’ll be reviewing events beyond this on a rolling basis. This will help, in a small way, the Nation’s efforts to delay…

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Starry Skies kicks off

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Starry Skies kicks off

What a lovely night down at Hutton supporting Space Detectives and the local CPRE group on promoting their Starry Skies initiative to get people in the area looking up and considering the impact of light pollution. The event took place between Hutton Village Hall and the playground of Hutton Primary School. There were 4 telescopes…

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Owen Brazell talks this month

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Owen Brazell talks this month

February’s speaker is Owen Brazell and he’ll be with us on Wednesday 26th. Start time is 7:30pm; doors open at 7:15pm. The venue is the Herschel Museum of Astronomy on New King Street, Bath. The talk is on observing planetary nebulae; the death coughs of aged stars not big enough to go bang. Owen Brazell…

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