A screening of “Nostalgia for the Light” will be on Saturday 2nd February at around 11.50am as part of a Latin American Film Weekend at Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre in Manchester. The film is a documentary about the astronomers who work at the telescopes in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Part of the film […]
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A special meeting in the Wincham Community Centre on Thursday 27th December @ 7pm to 9pm Talk is about D.A.R.T. the earths defence system by Professor Richardson from Maryland university USA. He has offered to give this special presentation whilst he is visiting parents for Xmas Look forward to seeing there. Ged Birbeck
Taken on 12th September and 11th November 2018 from my home in Timperley, Manchester. I had to take two separate images capturing the brightest parts of the nebula as my field of view was too small to get the whole nebula in one shot. To understand how the whole veil nebula looks like, I include […]
Taken on Monday 3rd December 2018 from my home in Timperley, Manchester. This was my longest exposure of an image to date with 24 x 3 minute frames in B/W plus 1 x 3 minute red,green and blue. All combined to give a single colour image of 81 minutes exposure. Equipment: Skywatcher HEQ5 mount William […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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