Archive For The “Night Sky” Category

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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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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