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