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DIY Optics – Wed 26th June 7:30pm

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DIY Optics – Wed 26th June 7:30pm

“Rough grinding is a caveman job, so do it like a caveman. Eat well, sleep well and work like hell” – John Dobson. Pete Richardson is returning to Bath Astronomers on Wednesday 26th June at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy to talk about his efforts to emulate the telescope mirror making work of the likes of…

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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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Measuring the Universe

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Measuring the Universe

From the Local Group through to the Hubble Flow. A talk by Abi Chown, from the University of Bath. Thursday 28th February at 7:30pm at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street. To us on Earth, the night sky looks two dimensional. We can see a beautiful blanket of stars above us and…

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