Transit of Mercury Monday 9th May from HLCO site

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Comet Catalina. Taken at HLCO 20-1-16 taken at aproxx 8:45pm by Ged

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Rosetta Space Probe

We need someone to write 300-500 words about the Rosetta Mission to go with this excellent example of film making. Could that be you??? Just get in touch using the box on the right or email the webmaster here:  

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Getting involved with ADAS

Like many local organisations it is easy for members to get involved with ADAS and learn a little more. Here are a few ways: Attend meetings – We have a meeting on the last Friday of every month. Present at meetings – You do not have to be an expert astronomer or presenter. Just choose […]

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Meteor over Bangkok

Meteors and “Shooting Stars” Meteors are most often seen as a very brief streak of light in the night sky. They typically occur and disappear so quickly that you wonder if you actually saw them. These streaks of light are commonly called “shooting stars” or “falling stars”. Although they are most often seen at night, […]

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Auroral Storm

There is a G3 category aurora (visible to the south of England) predicted this evening, dropping to G2 (visible to the Midlands) by midnight. Unfortunately, with the very long evenings and constant light to the north, it may well drown out everything. Still, it might be worth a butcher’s tonight.

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Presentations from recent workshops

Our society is about sharing our knowledge about astronomy. We have recently delivered a series of workshops designed to inform and educate people about astronomy and to make sure we share this information with as many people as possible we have made the presentations available for download below. If these whet your appetite to learn […]

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The planet Jupiter – Photo by John Anderson

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth of that of the Sun, but is two and a half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.   This photograph was taken in High […]

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Rosetta lands on Wednesday

The Rosetta mission is nearing its climax now and the lander, Philae, is to detach from the main craft at 8.35UT on Wednesday 12th November. The lander will touch down on the surface of the comet about seven hours later. This can be viewed in realtime on the web. There are more details on the […]

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Sun Spots – Photo taken in Lymm

Here’s a photo of some sun spots taken by member Ged Birbeck in Lymm on 11 July at 1.10pm   If you’re interested in taking your own photos of the sun here’s a quick tutorial. Remember: Never look directly at the sun with, or without a telescope or binoculars.  

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