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Observing at Wellow 19th May

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Observing at Wellow 19th May

Our third attempt at observing this month was a success. We had 8 visitors during the 3 hours we were set up at Wellow and even though we had Moonlight and the prospect of the Sun only just below the Northern horizon, it was a treat. The skies started off with significant haze but this…

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Monthly Meeting 31st May – Solar observing

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Monthly Meeting 31st May – Solar observing

Astronomy doesn’t have to end at dawn. The daytime often allows viewing of the Moon, bright planets, bright stars, and, of course, the Sun. Hopefully all know that looking directly at the Sun isn’t a clever idea and can damage your eyes but using an optical device can speed up the damage and its severity…

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May Night Sky

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May Night Sky

May is the month when Jupiter is on the opposite side of the Earth compared to the Sun. This opposition occurs on 9th May and means Jupiter is at its biggest and brightest this year. The larger angular size of the planet mean it appears bigger in telescopes and binoculars and features such as the…

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FAS speaks

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FAS speaks

After suffering a near death experience prior to the last Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS) Annual General Meeting, the FAS Council has returned, refreshed and with all guns blazing. The biannual newsletter has been published and is available to peruse. It outlines plans to mandate certain aspects of best practice in running an astronomical society…

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Monthy meeting – Astrophotography with telescopes

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Monthy meeting – Astrophotography with telescopes

Thursday 26th April from 7:30pm at Percy Community Centre, Bath. Monthly meeting of Bath Astronomers and talk by Pete Richardson on Astrophotography with telescopes. Pete is an award winning astrophotographer based in Bleadon, Somerset just outside of Weston-super-Mare. His studied and meticulous approach has led to images that rival the best in the business and…

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