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Star Count 2020

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Star Count 2020

Are you going to get involved in Star Count 2020? It is the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) national census of the sky darkness. It ran last year after a gap of a few years and had an amazing response. The Survey is open to all and runs between 21st and 28th February 2020….

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Telescope Workshop

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Telescope Workshop

We are planning a workshop at Tunley Recreation Centre in the village of Tunley southwest of Bath. It is on Saturday 25th January and kicks off at 6pm for 2 hours or so. If the weather is clear, we’ll set up telescopes outside as well. This Bring Your Own telescope event is intended to help…

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Getting to Grips with the night sky

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Getting to Grips with the night sky

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 from 7:00pm until 9pm at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, A talk on the night sky, how to get more involved in stargazing and ideas for enjoying astronomy. All are welcome from beginners upwards. It is intended to show you the simple science of the night skies above your head and…

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Get yourself a Geminid

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Get yourself a Geminid

The purists may say that the Full Moon will wash out the Geminid meteor shower this year but around the peak it is worth a try at seeing a few. The peak will occur around the mornings of the 13th and 14th December and the meteors can be seen all over the sky but following…

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New Society, new Team

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New Society, new Team

On Wednesday 27th November, the Bath Astronomers were re-constituted as an independent astronomical society having spent a decade as an informal group within the William Herschel Society. The new team helping to coordinate the first year are Abi Chown, Chris Brooks, Dennis Lewis, Jonathan Hall and Simon Holbeche. The Bath Astronomers were originally founded in…

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