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Beginner’s workshop – Using Telescopes at BRLSI tonight

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The second in a series of workshops for those interested in practical astronomy and either have not got a telescope or not made good use of it yet. The workshop will comprise 3 talks by Tony, Francis and Simon on the subject of acquiring, owning and using your first telescope. More information available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/115908575723103/

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Great fun at Young BRLSI scientists workshop

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Great fun at Young BRLSI scientists workshop

A class of 8 young scientists came along to BRLSI on Saturday to attend a workshop entitled Sculpted by Gravity. Previous sessions may have been headlined by the copious quantities of Lego to help explain astronomical instrumentation or events but the 2 metre diameter ring of lycra, the poles from a tent and plumbing parts…

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Great evening’s observing at Wellow

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Great evening’s observing at Wellow

Thursday night’s impromptu observing at Wellow, south of Bath was very successful. The cloud and rain from earlier in the day cleared up and as the high cloud cleared a good autumnal vista opened above us. Wellow is not the darkest of sights due to proximity of Bath light pollution and local residents ‘security’ lighting…

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Observing evening at Wellow, Thu 25th May

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Observing evening at Wellow, Thu 25th May

REPORT: A good night in Wellow last night and this morning even though the sky remained in astronomical twilight for the duration. A 3 hour session from just after 10:00pm meant that many would be tired at work in the morning. 5 members were able to attend and enjoy the night’s celestial delights with a…

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Observing evening at Wellow, Sat 22nd April

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REPORT A hugely successful Saturday evening under the stars with Bath Astronomers at Wellow on Saturday night. The sky clouded over soon after meeting up at 21:30 but even the poor weather forecast by metcheck.com suggested the high cloud would clear. To fill the time, we looked at the two new scopes brought to the…

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