February Newsletter

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The February edition of our society monthly newsletter, Event Horizon, has now been completed. You may access a version edited to comply with Data Protection rules using this link: Newsletter 118 Web Edition.

Our members can access the full version, and all previous editions, by logging into the Members area of the website and going to the Archives section.

Next open evening

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During Autumn and Winter the society holds public open evenings once a month.

The next open evening will be on Saturday 4th March.

Activities on offer include:

  • A talk on an astronomical topic. This month the talk will be "Astro Images Part 2".
  • Opportunities to view the moon and astronomical objects through the societies’ main 61cm Newtonian reflector and a variety of smaller telescopes (weather permitting).
  • An introduction to finding your way around the night sky with the naked eye and binoculars (feel free to bring your own binoculars along).
  • Short video presentations on astronomical topics.
  • Displays on the solar system and beyond, astrophotography, and the society.
  • Meteor detection by radioastronomy.
  • Opportunities to ask questions about astronomy.
  • Refreshments.

For more information see our Public Open Evenings page.

Group Visit Bookings

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Due to the popularity of our Group Visit sessions, we are unfortunately now fully booked for this viewing season. We are, however, already taking bookings for the next season, which begins in October.

For details please see the Group Visits page.

Congratulations Peter!

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We would like to pass on our congratulations to Peter Jenkins, our expert astrophotography member.

Peter has had another of his pictures published in the BBC Sky at Night magazine. His image of NGC 281, the Pacman Nebula, appears in the Hotshots section on page 29 of the February issue, and is the fourth time he has had a picture in Sky at Night since April, along with three other images published in two other magazines.

A link to Peter's picture will appear here later, but in the meantime you can view it and all his other images on his own website, www.pjastro.co.uk.

Congratulations once again Peter!

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