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Monthy meeting – Astrophotography with telescopes

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Monthy meeting – Astrophotography with telescopes

Thursday 26th April from 7:30pm at Percy Community Centre, Bath. Monthly meeting of Bath Astronomers and talk by Pete Richardson on Astrophotography with telescopes. Pete is an award winning astrophotographer based in Bleadon, Somerset just outside of Weston-super-Mare. His studied and meticulous approach has led to images that rival the best in the business and…

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Widefield astrophotography

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Widefield astrophotography

Thank you to those that were able to come along to Andy Burns’ talk on widefield astrophotography last night (29th March 2018) at the Percy Community Centre. We had 20 attend to find how they can use their cameras to start capturing images of the night sky without the complexity of a telescope as well….

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Paper Rocket Launcher – How to

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Paper Rocket Launcher – How to

The simplest launcher for paper rockets constructed from A4 paper sheets rolled into tubes is the jump on bottle variety as shown on the right. They are reliable and fun as you need to jump on them for every launch. This can lead to a little wear and tear but swap over the 1.5 litre…

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How to make a Gravity Well

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How to make a Gravity Well

Have you ever wanted to explain Gravity to a work colleague or the old man at the bus stop? If so then perhaps you’ve other things to resolve first. If not then perhaps you’ve a group of people that would enjoy exploring the how the paths of objects are influenced by spacetime; a school class,…

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DIY Astro – build your own red light torch

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DIY Astro – build your own red light torch

DIY Astro – Red light torch 6 simple steps to convert a £1 head torch from Poundland, 3 AAA batteries and a Mini Babybel cheese(original) into the must have gadget. Thanks to Marjorie for the cheese inspiration. Gather aforementioned items and get some scissors too; Unpack the torch and the cheese. Careful to keep the…

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