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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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World Heritage Day

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World Heritage Day

A great afternoon supporting the Bath Preservation Trust bringing astronomy and in this case solar observing to the public at the World Heritage Day below the Royal Crescent on Sunday 22nd April. Jonathan Hall, Tony Vale, Charles Draper and Simon Holbeche were there to guide the usage of the 4 solar telescopes set up. 2…

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Go Stargazing Live 2018

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Go Stargazing Live 2018

Bath Astronomers are supporting a big effort by astro communities around the UK to celebrate the skies above our heads Go Stargazing Live 2018. We are running up to two evenings from atop Roundhill to the Southwest of the centre of Bath, near Roundhill Primary School, Mount Road, BA2 1LG. Subject to good weather, we’ll…

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Great fun at Young BRLSI scientists workshop

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Great fun at Young BRLSI scientists workshop

A class of 8 young scientists came along to BRLSI on Saturday to attend a workshop entitled Sculpted by Gravity. Previous sessions may have been headlined by the copious quantities of Lego to help explain astronomical instrumentation or events but the 2 metre diameter ring of lycra, the poles from a tent and plumbing parts…

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Quick Start to Astrophotography

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Quick Start to Astrophotography

This article is a brief primer on how you might make your first attempts at astrophotography. It was written by Steve Kimmins in 2010 but remains a good starting point

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