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Rosetta Space Probe

We need someone to write 300-500 words about the Rosetta Mission to go with this excellent example of film making. Could that be you??? Just get in touch using the box on the right or email the webmaster here:  

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Meteor over Bangkok

Meteors and “Shooting Stars” Meteors are most often seen as a very brief streak of light in the night sky. They typically occur and disappear so quickly that you wonder if you actually saw them. These streaks of light are commonly called “shooting stars” or “falling stars”. Although they are most often seen at night, […]

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Presentations from recent workshops

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 […]

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The planet Jupiter – Photo by John Anderson

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 […]

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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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