Archive For The “Night Sky” Category

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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Naked-eye Comet NEOWISE

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Naked-eye Comet NEOWISE

For the next few weeks, the Summer skies will be blessed with perhaps the finest naked-eye comet in the last 15 years for stargazers in the northern hemisphere. It is designated comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) or just Neowise for short. This comet takes over 6900 years to orbit the Sun and this is perhaps not…

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Getting to grips with the night sky

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Getting to grips with the night sky

A talk on the night sky, how to get more involved in stargazing and ideas for enjoying astronomy. It takes place on Wednesday 15th July at 7:30pm and will be an online Zoom meeting. As Jupiter and Saturn are getting big and bright, we’ll dwell on the current sky so people can pop outside after…

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Getting to grips with the night sky

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Getting to grips with the night sky

A talk on the night sky, how to get more involved in stargazing and ideas for enjoying astronomy. It takes place on Wednesday 6th May at 7:30pm and will be an online Zoom meeting. All are welcome from beginners upwards. It is intended to show you the simple science of the night skies above your…

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Get yourself a Geminid

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Get yourself a Geminid

The purists may say that the Full Moon will wash out the Geminid meteor shower this year but around the peak it is worth a try at seeing a few. The peak will occur around the mornings of the 13th and 14th December and the meteors can be seen all over the sky but following…

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