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25th Sept talk by James Fradgley

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25th Sept talk by James Fradgley

The season is due to start with a series of short talks by James Fradgley FRAS, at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy on Wednesday 25th September from 7:20pm (talks start at 7:30pm). Everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about what we’re up to and to say hello after a long summer…

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Potential telescope restoration project

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Potential telescope restoration project

The Bath Astronomers have been contacted about a recently rediscovered telescope in an observatory building just outside Bath. Previously believing the building was empty, it wasn’t until part of the roof collapsed that it was realised there was a big blue telescope inside. The equatorial mount was made by John Browning who was building in…

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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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