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Star Count 2020

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Star Count 2020

Are you going to get involved in Star Count 2020? It is the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) national census of the sky darkness. It ran last year after a gap of a few years and had an amazing response. The Survey is open to all and runs between 21st and 28th February 2020….

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Telescope Workshop

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Telescope Workshop

We are planning a workshop at Tunley Recreation Centre in the village of Tunley southwest of Bath. It is on Saturday 25th January and kicks off at 6pm for 2 hours or so. If the weather is clear, we’ll set up telescopes outside as well. This Bring Your Own telescope event is intended to help…

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Getting to Grips with the night sky

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Getting to Grips with the night sky

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 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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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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