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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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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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