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Observing the Planets talk

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Observing the Planets talk

Mark Radice joins us on Wednesday 30th September at 7:30pm to give us a wonderful talk. “Observing the Planets” describes the joy of observing the planets and includes Mark’s images and sketches from many years of practical observing. It also includes images when Mark observed every planet in the solar system (and the Moon, Sun,…

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8 Great Astronomers

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8 Great Astronomers

On Wednesday 29th April, Bob Mizon is kindly delivering a talk entitled ‘8 Great Astronomers’. Some might be challenged to name 8 astronomers. Others may not be able to whittle down the list they know of from antiquity to present day to just give us 8. Which 8 would you pick? Fred Hoyle? Mary Somerville?…

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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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27th Nov Variable Star Observing

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27th Nov Variable Star Observing

Roger Pickard is visiting Bath Astronomers on Wednesday 27th November to talk to us about getting into variable star observing both visually and with a camera. This year Roger completed 20 years as the British Astronomical Association’s Variable Star Section Director and has passed the baton on to a new director, Jeremy Shears. He remains…

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Restoration Underway

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Restoration Underway

The work to bring the Monkton Combe School Observatory back into use is underway. The School is organising the repair of the roof and scaffolding is up and materials purchased. The tarpaulin is covering the now enlarged hole in the roof as work has progressed despite the rain. Whilst the structure of the observatory is…

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