Archive For The “Night Sky” Category

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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Wellow open observing

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Wellow open observing

A great evening of stargazing at Wellow carpark on Saturday 8th June despite the looming longest day (shortest night) and a prominent Moon in the sky. These public events, open to all, are advertised on our Facebook page and we try to run at least monthly. The vagaries of the weather mean we pencil in…

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June Night Sky

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June Night Sky

Check out what to look at in the month of June. We’ve pulled together the highlights avoiding the jargon and hopefully make it easy to follow. You can download your copy here. For a more detailed description on the June night sky, you can visit SkyMaps and download their monthly guide http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html

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May Night Sky

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May Night Sky

The highlight of the month is Saturn and Jupiter straddling a line Due South just before dawn. Both are low in the sky but bright enough to be easily recognisable. Jupiter sits in the constellation missed from the traditional signs of the Zodiac, Ophiuchus; perhaps 13 signs would have been unlucky? Jupiter rises at midnight…

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March Night Sky

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March Night Sky

This month offers the morning Lark the best planetary observing but there is still lots for the night owls to see including Zodiacal Light and the opportunity to see as many of Charles Messier’s list of Not-a-Comet objects in the night sky visible from Europe. You can download your own copy of the monthly night…

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Messier Marathon – 9th March

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Messier Marathon – 9th March

Update 9th March 17:00 – Forecast 100% cloud cover so it will be a talk and a meet up only tonight. Unlikely to see stars unless you bang your head. Bath Astronomers are invited to join Wells and Mendip Astronomers and Tiverton and Mid Devon Astronomical Society at their joint Messier Marathon evening at Charterhouse…

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