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Measuring the Universe

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Measuring the Universe

From the Local Group through to the Hubble Flow. A talk by Abi Chown, from the University of Bath. Thursday 28th February at 7:30pm at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street. To us on Earth, the night sky looks two dimensional. We can see a beautiful blanket of stars above us and…

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Stargazing @ the Museum

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Stargazing @ the Museum

A family friendly event run in collaboration with the Herschel Museum of Astronomy on Friday 15th February from 6pm until 9pm. We hope to get out in the garden and see the craters on the terminator of the waxing Moon and at some of the brighter objects in the sky that resist being outshone by…

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Build your own Saturn V

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Build your own Saturn V

Do you long for the engineering magnificent of 5 decades ago? Do you want to fill you Sunday afternoon with paper, scissors and glue? Well you could do a great deal worse than building a 1:120 scale model of the Saturn V that took humans to the Moon and back again. The true Saturn V…

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Star Count 2019

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Star Count 2019

Are you going to get involved in Star Count 2019? It has been a few years since the Campaign to Protect Rural England ran a national census of the sky darkness. The Survey is open to all and runs between 2nd and 23rd February. Due to the Moon, it is best to have your count…

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February Night Sky

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February Night Sky

Our monthly guide to looking up concentrates on the skies in February. We strive to make it a useful guide for astronomers and non-astronomers alike and we’ve a side for morning larks and one for evening owls. You can download a copy of the guide here.

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