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January Night Sky

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January Night Sky

This month there are many treats to have you put on your warm clothes and pop outside and look up. One of the most prolific meteor showers is with us on 4th January, the Quadrantids. This year the Moon is approaching its New phase and so there is no additional light to smother fainter trails…

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December Night Sky

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December Night Sky

With the longest night fast approaching and the Autumn weather behind us (hopefully), it’s a great time to unbox your woollens and go outside and look up. This month offers the promise a comet, 46P/Wirtanen, that should be visible in binoculars and if you know where to look, perhaps with the naked eye. It’s position…

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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse Inn – Postponed

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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse Inn – Postponed

Update: The weather forecast for the evening is full cloud cover and so there will be no chance of observing the sky this evening and so we’ll be postponing the event to January. We’ll be at the bar during the evening so spot our tops and pop over and say hello.   Date: Thursday 6th…

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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse

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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse

Date: Sunday 11th November¬†at the Packhorse Inn, Old School Hill, South Stoke, Bath. Time: 7:30pm until closing. We have postponed from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th November due to weather forecast. The General Manager, James, of the Packhorse Inn has been kind enough to invite us back to use the garden of the pub to…

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November Night Sky

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November Night Sky

You can download our night sky guide for November. The month sees the return of frosts and clear still skies but most importantly the return of darker more accessible skies. There are a couple of meteor showers and three planets are easily accessible: Uranus, Neptune and Mars. You can download your copy here.

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