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27th Nov Variable Star Observing

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27th Nov Variable Star Observing

Roger Pickard is visiting Bath Astronomers on Wednesday 27th November to talk to us about getting into variable star observing both visually and with a camera. This year Roger completed 20 years as the British Astronomical Association’s Variable Star Section Director and has passed the baton on to a new director, Jeremy Shears. He remains…

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Transit of Mercury at Sainsbury’s

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Transit of Mercury at Sainsbury’s

We spent 4 hours on a Monday afternoon introducing the shoppers of Odd Down, Bath to the wanderings of a tiny black disk on the Sun. Some even ran around to the front of the telescopes to ensure we weren’t fooling them with a spider or a sticky dot.

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Good week welcoming new faces

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Good week welcoming new faces

We opened our doors this week for both introductory talks at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and a first observing session at Wellow. Between 15 and 20 people popped along to get to know more about stargazing as a hobby and try it out for themselves. Still Autumn, the skies were not truly dark and…

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Getting to grips with the night sky

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Getting to grips with the night sky

Wednesday 16th October 2019 from 7:00pm until 9pm at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, A talk on the night sky, how to get more involved in stargazing and ideas for enjoying astronomy. All are welcome from beginners upwards. It is intended to show you the simple science of the night skies above your head and…

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25th Sept talk by James Fradgley

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25th Sept talk by James Fradgley

The season is due to start with a series of short talks by James Fradgley FRAS, at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy on Wednesday 25th September from 7:20pm (talks start at 7:30pm). Everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about what we’re up to and to say hello after a long summer…

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Potential telescope restoration project

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Potential telescope restoration project

The Bath Astronomers have been contacted about a recently rediscovered telescope in an observatory building just outside Bath. Previously believing the building was empty, it wasn’t until part of the roof collapsed that it was realised there was a big blue telescope inside. The equatorial mount was made by John Browning who was building in…

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Stargazing at Stonehenge

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Stargazing at Stonehenge

We partnered up with English Heritage at Stonehenge to run a stargazing event for 80 or so people to celebrate the partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday 16th July. Volunteers from Beckington AS, Wells and Mendip Astronomers, Wilts AS and Bath Astronomers joined together to flank the stones with 8 telescopes. The event was introduced by…

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