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Constellations – mythology to modern day

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Constellations – mythology to modern day

Join us on Zoom from 7pm Wednesday 28th April to welcome our guest for the evening, Mary McIntyre FRAS. She’s kindly agreed to talk to us on Constellations – mythology to modern day. Mary is Oxfordshire based and is a prolific amateur astronomer in terms of astrophotography, sketching, and astro art. You can find out…

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Catch-up on Aperture Fever

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Catch-up on Aperture Fever

Dr Julian Onions from the University of Nottingham gave us a great talk on the history of big telescopes, how things have progressed to the present day and what behemoths are planned for the future both on terra firma and in space. If you missed his talk on Wednesday 31st March, you an catch it…

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Aperture Fever – does my mirror look big in this?

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Aperture Fever – does my mirror look big in this?

The guest for March’s Bath Astronomers’ gathering is Dr Julian Onions from University of Nottingham. His talk is entitled “Aperture Fever – does my mirror look big in this?” After a very brief review of how telescopes work, we look at some of the existing telescopes, both visible and other wavebands, and consider why they…

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Planet Hunters TESS: discovering exoplanets using citizen science

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Planet Hunters TESS: discovering exoplanets using citizen science

On Wednesday 24th February from 7:30pm Nora Eisner from the University of Oxford will be talking to us about TESS and the citizen science project its data has inspired. Nora is a PhD student and her research focuses on citizen-powered exoplanet discoveries using NASA’s TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) data. As the leader of this…

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Star Count 2021

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Star Count 2021

Bath Astronomers are supporting CPRE, the countryside charity, again this year with their annual Star Count. Star Count 2021 uses citizen scientists like yourselves to assess the current levels of light pollution in your area using a simple task to count stars within an area of sky and send you location and count to them….

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