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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse

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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse

Date: Thursday 6th September at the Packhorse Inn, Old School Hill, South Stoke, Bath. Time: 8:30pm until closing. The General Manager, James, of the Packhorse Inn has been kind enough to allow us to use the garden of the pub to set up telescopes and show the clientele the late summer skies above Somerset. All…

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Family friendly observing at Roundhill

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Family friendly observing at Roundhill

With the evenings getting darker, we are planning to run a night’s public observing from Roundhill on either Friday 14th or Saturday 15th September dependent on weather. This high point near the centre of Bath gives good all round views and convenient access to the skies for those new to looking up and wondering at…

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August Night Sky

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August Night Sky

The big treat this month has to be the Perseid Meteor shower which is best observed after midnight and peaks between 11th and 12th August each year. The Moon is New this year and so lots of meteors should be visible, perhaps 30 or up to 60 per hour. This most notable grouping of stars…

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27th July Lunar Eclipse

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27th July Lunar Eclipse

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is opening its doors on Friday 27th July from 8:30pm until 11:00pm to observe the night sky from the precincts of the Museum. The evening will feature the Total Lunar Eclipse when the Moon will turn Blood Red. That event should be observable from the UK from 9:15pm in the…

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July Night Sky

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July Night Sky

Our monthly update of the night sky is now available for July. You can download it here or pick up your own paper copy at one of our events. So what’s so amazing in July? It has to be Mars. The red planet, as it is known, takes under 2 Earth years (686 Earth days)…

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