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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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TedX Salford – Amazing speakers: NASA Astronaut

TED talks, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, are a series of conference events that bring together great and not so great thinkers of our age on a wide range of subjects. Some of our blog posts incorporate TED videos e.g. Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids In just over […]

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Sad news – TONY AREMIA

Sadly, Tony, a long time member of ADAS died suddenly on Friday 25th October 2013 following a massive aneurism. He collapsed outside the Gardeners Arms and was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital, Tony’s wife Edith and members of his family were with him when he died. Clearly our thoughts are with Edith and his family at […]

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NASA paying volunteers $18K to lie in bed for 70 days

NASA has announced a study to explore the impact of the conditions that astronauts might experience while travelling in space. NASA hopes to find out what physical changes occur to scientists on these missions and how much body function is required for a person to complete a specific task.The information will be used to develop […]

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ISS (International Space Station) Viewing

There are some very favourable passes over the next few days which you might want to check out here: http://iss.astroviewer.net/observation.php. For those of you less familiar to this type of resource you will notice a box on the right hand side at the top that says ‘Your location’. Click ‘change location’ and drag the map until […]

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Meteor in Russia

Interesting video about how the meteor was observed prior to it landing  

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