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Stargazing at Stonehenge

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Stargazing at Stonehenge

We partnered up with English Heritage at Stonehenge to run a stargazing event for 80 or so people to celebrate the partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday 16th July. Volunteers from Beckington AS, Wells and Mendip Astronomers, Wilts AS and Bath Astronomers joined together to flank the stones with 8 telescopes. The event was introduced by…

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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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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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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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