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October Night Sky

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October Night Sky

October brings us darker skies and more importantly it brings them earlier; especially with the clocks moving from British Summer Time back to Universal Time at the end of the month. Our stargazers guide is intended to help you get out and looking up. This month promises the opposition of Uranus and a close-ish encounter…

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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse

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Pint and a Planet at the Packhorse

Date: Thursday 4th October at the Packhorse Inn, Old School Hill, South Stoke, Bath. Time: 8:00pm until closing. The General Manager, James, of the Packhorse Inn has been kind enough to allow us to use the garden of the pub to set up telescopes and show the clientele the late summer skies above Somerset. All are…

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Monthly Meeting for September

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Monthly Meeting for September

The first meeting of the Bath Astronomers this fresh season is to take place on Thursday 27th September at 7:30pm. The venue this month is going to be the Star Vault in the Herschel Museum of Astronomy at 19 New King Street. This month Charles Draper is going to give us a guide to the…

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September Night Sky

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September Night Sky

Early September benefits from 5 easily visible planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) and 2 requiring a little more experience to find (Uranus and Neptune). You’ll catch Mercury, Neptune and Uranus in the morning sky and the remainder in the evening. The Vernal Equinox on 23rd Sept means nights will be longer than days so it’s…

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August Night Sky

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August Night Sky

The big treat this month has to be the Perseid Meteor shower which is best observed after midnight and peaks between 11th and 12th August each year. The Moon is New this year and so lots of meteors should be visible, perhaps 30 or up to 60 per hour. This most notable grouping of stars…

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