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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Cosmic Dust

www.geolsoc.org.uk/cosmicdust    is a notice of a forthcoming meeting in London but has soome interesting comments re cosmic dust.

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Tour of the ISS

Have a look at this fascinating tour around the ISS. This is an excellent video (25 Mins) from NASSA and illustrates much of the way that astronauts live. Link    www.wimp.com/orbitaltour

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The Vernal Equinox

Well goodbye Winter and hello Spring. From an astronomical viewpoint, today is the first day of Spring. At 4:57pm (16:57UTC) the sun will cross the celestial equator and, for the next 6 months, shine more on the northern hemisphere than on the southern hemisphere. This happens each year on March 20th or March 21st; it […]

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Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory

This video is of a talk by Eddie and Ewan the ‘Ant and Dec’ of the society. In their discussion one of them takes the part of supporting the moon landing and the other against the moon landing taking place.     The Moon landing conspiracy theories claim that some or all elements of the […]

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Stargazing March 2014

These are a few photos from our March 7th meeting. The skies cleared and most of the 40 members went into the car park to look through the two large goto telescopes we had set up. Members could look at the moon, Jupiter and an array of stars in the night sky.   Several newer […]

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Neil Booth Photo – Moon from Timperley

This is a photo of the moon that I took in December from Timperley using a Skywatcher Equinox ED80, 2xBarlow giving 1000mm focal length and a Canon EOS600D on a Celestron CGEM mount. Photo copyright Neil Booth 2014 all rights reserved. For further details please contact ADAS webmaster

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Neil Booth Photo M45 Seven Sisters from Timperley

This is a photograph taken on Monday 3rd March 2014 by local Astro-photographer Neil Booth.  M45 from Timperley before it went cloudy. Combined exposure time of 46 minutes. Should point out that it’s not cloud in the picture but blue reflection nebulosity from a cloud of dust passing infront of the cluster. Technical details: Total […]

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Reinventing Space Flight

This video and text about re-inventing space flight comes from SpaceRip. Lots more of their interesting video content on Youtube. Follow Dr. Ben Longmier and his team into the rugged Alaskan wilderness on a quest to build a whole new type of rocket engine. Their goal is to test sensitive components by launching them into […]

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