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Busy weekend of outreach

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Busy weekend of outreach

On Saturday 20th July we spent the afternoon running a stall at Corston Country Fair with telescopes, solar spectroscopy and rocket launching. The following day found us down at Maumbury Ring in Dorchester celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar landings along with friends from Wells and Mendip Astronomers and Space Detectives. The theme was…

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Pete Richardson’s Talk

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Pete Richardson’s Talk

40 years ago the Astro Socs up and down the country buzzed with the chatter of people making their own mirrors for dreamed of amateur telescopes. The rise of reliable Far Eastern manufacturing has since made such venture unnecessary if not an expensive way of getting your own telescope. However if the mass market don’t…

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Families Day – Bath Taps into Science

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Families Day – Bath Taps into Science

A very successful day at the Forum on Saturday 16th March with Bath Taps into Science and their Families Day celebrating British Science Week.

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Telescope Workshop for all

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Telescope Workshop for all

Astronomy is a wonderful hobby/interest/profession. It is often tempting to rush out and buy a telescope and just look up to see a bounteous sky full of amazing images like the ones taken from the Hubble Space Telescope. But Space is big. Mindbogglingly big. So like finding a needle in a proverbial haystack, you’re going…

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Telescope workshop

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Telescope workshop

If at 17 I just gave you a set of car keys for the first time and expected you to 1) get where you wanted to go and 2) return the car in one piece, you might think I’m batty. So why would you expect anything different with a telescope? It’s complicated mirrors and lens,…

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Quadrantid Meteors

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Quadrantid Meteors

Look to the North late on 3rd January into the early hours of the 4th to see one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year. The Quadrantids, named after the now defunct constellation of Quadrans Muralis, can give rise to 30+ meteors and hour and perhaps more with this month’s favourable Moon. The…

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