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Two Eyes are better than One

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Two Eyes are better than One

Wednesday 28th October 7:30pm – BA Monthly online gathering stars Stephen Tonkin and his talk on binocular astronomy. Two Eyes are Better than One. Steve Tonkin has been an amateur astronomer since childhood and now spends most of his time doing astronomical outreach; he leads public observing sessions at BBC Stargazing Live events. He has…

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Observing the Planets talk

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Observing the Planets talk

Mark Radice joins us on Wednesday 30th September at 7:30pm to give us a wonderful talk. “Observing the Planets” describes the joy of observing the planets and includes Mark’s images and sketches from many years of practical observing. It also includes images when Mark observed every planet in the solar system (and the Moon, Sun,…

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Naked-eye Comet NEOWISE

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Naked-eye Comet NEOWISE

For the next few weeks, the Summer skies will be blessed with perhaps the finest naked-eye comet in the last 15 years for stargazers in the northern hemisphere. It is designated comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) or just Neowise for short. This comet takes over 6900 years to orbit the Sun and this is perhaps not…

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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 15th July at 7:30pm and will be an online Zoom meeting. As Jupiter and Saturn are getting big and bright, we’ll dwell on the current sky so people can pop outside after…

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Turning photos into Wow!! images

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Turning photos into Wow!! images

On Wednesday 24th June, Roger Hyman will be giving us a talk on what he’s learned in the last 18 months to turn what might seem light drab night time snaps into spectacular images of the unsung beauties of the night sky. Update: You can catch the talk on replay at https://youtu.be/77hIuP6xkc4?t=1582 Roger will show…

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