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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse Inn – Postponed

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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse Inn – Postponed

Update: The weather forecast for the evening is full cloud cover and so there will be no chance of observing the sky this evening and so we’ll be postponing the event to January. We’ll be at the bar during the evening so spot our tops and pop over and say hello.   Date: Thursday 6th…

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December Night Sky

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December Night Sky

With the longest night fast approaching and the Autumn weather behind us (hopefully), it’s a great time to unbox your woollens and go outside and look up. This month offers the promise a comet, 46P/Wirtanen, that should be visible in binoculars and if you know where to look, perhaps with the naked eye. It’s position…

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November – Intro to Spectroscopy

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November – Intro to Spectroscopy

Thursday 29th Nov – Making Rainbows. Beginner’s guide to spectroscopy, Hugh Allen. A delightful blend of practical spectroscopy and inspirational examples of what can be achieved as a keen hobbyist and a bit of practice. Hugh has been breaking starlight into its component parts for many years checking the work of professional scientists and working…

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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse

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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse

Date: Sunday 11th November at the Packhorse Inn, Old School Hill, South Stoke, Bath. Time: 7:30pm until closing. We have postponed from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th November due to weather forecast. The General Manager, James, of the Packhorse Inn has been kind enough to invite us back to use the garden of the pub to…

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November Night Sky

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November Night Sky

You can download our night sky guide for November. The month sees the return of frosts and clear still skies but most importantly the return of darker more accessible skies. There are a couple of meteor showers and three planets are easily accessible: Uranus, Neptune and Mars. You can download your copy here.

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