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Observing the Planets talk

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Observing the Planets talk

Mark Radice joins us on Wednesday 30th September at 7:30pm to give us a wonderful talk. “Observing the Planets” describes the joy of observing the planets and includes Mark’s images and sketches from many years of practical observing. It also includes images when Mark observed every planet in the solar system (and the Moon, Sun,…

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Naked-eye Comet NEOWISE

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Naked-eye Comet NEOWISE

For the next few weeks, the Summer skies will be blessed with perhaps the finest naked-eye comet in the last 15 years for stargazers in the northern hemisphere. It is designated comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) or just Neowise for short. This comet takes over 6900 years to orbit the Sun and this is perhaps not…

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Turning photos into Wow!! images

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Turning photos into Wow!! images

On Wednesday 24th June, Roger Hyman will be giving us a talk on what he’s learned in the last 18 months to turn what might seem light drab night time snaps into spectacular images of the unsung beauties of the night sky. Update: You can catch the talk on replay at https://youtu.be/77hIuP6xkc4?t=1582 Roger will show…

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A Brief History of Rovers and Landers

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A Brief History of Rovers and Landers

Dr Elizabeth “Ezzy” Pearson spoke to Bath Astronomers on 27th May 2020 on one of her favourite topics, exploration of the Solar System and the robots humans have built to go exploring on our behalf. You can catch up on the talk at: https://youtu.be/ZzLCYJAf2sM?t=2210

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8 Great Astronomers

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8 Great Astronomers

On Wednesday 29th April, Bob Mizon is kindly delivering a talk entitled ‘8 Great Astronomers’. Some might be challenged to name 8 astronomers. Others may not be able to whittle down the list they know of from antiquity to present day to just give us 8. Which 8 would you pick? Fred Hoyle? Mary Somerville?…

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