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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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November Night Sky

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November Night Sky

November brings Autumn to a close and so ushers in the famous Winter constellations and colder, hopefully clearer, nights. British Summer Time is gone and replaced by Universal Time Coordinated/Greenwich Mean Time. Astronomical twilight ends at 18:35 at the beginning of the month and improves to 18:05 by the end. A similar improvement in mornings…

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October Night Sky

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October Night Sky

October is a good month for observing planets and you should be able to view 5 with binoculars or a small telescope. Just Mercury and Jupiter reaching conjunction on 9th and 26th respectively are hidden by the Sun. Get up early on Thursday 5th October if the weather is fine to see Mars and Venus…

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