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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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Pete Richardson’s Talk

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Pete Richardson’s Talk

40 years ago the Astro Socs up and down the country buzzed with the chatter of people making their own mirrors for dreamed of amateur telescopes. The rise of reliable Far Eastern manufacturing has since made such venture unnecessary if not an expensive way of getting your own telescope. However if the mass market don’t…

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DIY Optics – Wed 26th June 7:30pm

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DIY Optics – Wed 26th June 7:30pm

“Rough grinding is a caveman job, so do it like a caveman. Eat well, sleep well and work like hell” – John Dobson. Pete Richardson is returning to Bath Astronomers on Wednesday 26th June at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy to talk about his efforts to emulate the telescope mirror making work of the likes of…

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Wellow open observing

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Wellow open observing

A great evening of stargazing at Wellow carpark on Saturday 8th June despite the looming longest day (shortest night) and a prominent Moon in the sky. These public events, open to all, are advertised on our Facebook page and we try to run at least monthly. The vagaries of the weather mean we pencil in…

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Junior Astronomers June

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Junior Astronomers June

The workshop on Saturday 8th June is entitled “Fun with Telescopes”. It is organised by BRLSI (Bath Royal Literature and Scientific Institute) and lead by Bath Astronomers. It runs from 1pm until 4pm for up to 24 young scientists aged 8 to 11 years. If you want to reserve yourself a place, pop along to the…

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