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Getting to grips with the night sky

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Getting to grips with the night sky

Wednesday 16th October 2019 from 7:30pm until 9pm at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, A talk on the night sky, how to get more involved in stargazing and ideas for enjoying astronomy. All are welcome from beginners upwards. It is intended to show you the simple science of the night skies above your head and…

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Potential telescope restoration project

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Potential telescope restoration project

The Bath Astronomers have been contacted about a recently rediscovered telescope in an observatory building just outside Bath. Previously believing the building was empty, it wasn’t until part of the roof collapsed that it was realised there was a big blue telescope inside. The equatorial mount was made by John Browning who was building in…

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Busy weekend of outreach

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Busy weekend of outreach

On Saturday 20th July we spent the afternoon running a stall at Corston Country Fair with telescopes, solar spectroscopy and rocket launching. The following day found us down at Maumbury Ring in Dorchester celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar landings along with friends from Wells and Mendip Astronomers and Space Detectives. The theme was…

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Stargazing at Stonehenge

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Stargazing at Stonehenge

We partnered up with English Heritage at Stonehenge to run a stargazing event for 80 or so people to celebrate the partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday 16th July. Volunteers from Beckington AS, Wells and Mendip Astronomers, Wilts AS and Bath Astronomers joined together to flank the stones with 8 telescopes. The event was introduced by…

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Talks for the 2019/2020 Season

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Talks for the 2019/2020 Season

As one season closes, the delights of the next start to become visible. Not just in nature but in Astronomy Societies up and down the country. The following is the list of planned talks but no doubt it will develop and there will be more to fascinate: 29th September – A collection of 4 short…

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