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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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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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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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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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Reflections on and Memories of Tony Aremia’s Life

Reflections on & Memories of Tony Aremia’s Life Peter J Baugh, Chair, ADAS In the late 1960s, Jane & I and Tony & Edith became neighbours in Timperley near to Navigation Road Station.  Tony and Edith have lived in their house for about 45 years.  Although Jane & I moved house in May, 1975 we […]

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Sagittarius Star Cloud – Member Photo

This photograph of the Sagittarius Star Cloud was taken by Colin Henshaw in Saudi Arabia. He used 30sec exposure -1600ASA-135mm Telephoto lens f3.5-2 We have deliberately kept this image at full resolution. If you click on the image you can view it full size which is amazing to say the least. If you are interested […]

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Comet Lovejoy viewed from Saudi Arabia

Comet  Lovejoy, C2013 R1, is quite a nice gassy comet with a short tail. It  appeared green through the presence of ionised oxygen. Photos and text by Colin Henshaw

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How to measure the universe – Chris Suddick

    This is a talk given on Friday 1st November by one of the society’s members Chris Suddick. The talk takes a historical and present day look at how the universe was first measured and how this approach has led us to understanding more about the universe.         If you are […]

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