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News2020-11-07T16:46:09+00:00

Here come the Geminids – and no Moon!

1 December 2020|

The reliable Geminids peak on the night of 13/14 December and the Moon won't get in the way. We can expect rates of up to 50 meteors per hour.

Explore Auriga the Charioteer

3 November 2020|

As winter approaches we look forward to seeing the likes of Orion, Gemini and Taurus, but in late autumn Auriga is worth a look and it's already getting high in the eastern sky.

Choosing a telescope

18 October 2020|

Mark Phillips gave us a talk on what to consider when choosing a telescope as well as examples of different types and options.

International Observe the Moon Night 2020 live stream

27 September 2020|

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the live stream on International Observe the Moon Night 2020. You can watch the video on YouTube. Because the Moon was so low at our latitude, we decided to look at some [...]

18 Sept 2020 meeting report

20 September 2020|

ASE member John Murrell gave us a fascinating insight into the Gaia second data release. 

Imaging & Observing Group

5 September 2020|

At our recent September meeting we announced that the Imaging Group would become the Imaging & Observing Group (IOG). This is not a change of focus but to more accurately reflect what we do and be as inclusive as possible.

Get ready for Mars 2020

31 August 2020|

For most of the rest of 2020 Mars is going to be a prominent evening object and the best placed object to observe, so don't miss out on seeing it at this favourable apparition.

End-of-term report

4 August 2020|

The first part of our lockdown season of talks came to end on Friday and what an amazing time we've had. Featuring practical, historical, entertaining and superb keynote talks.

The Sky in August 2020 presentation

1 August 2020|

ASE member Mark Phillips told us about the things to view in the night sky during August, including the Perseids meteor shower, Mars and several objects in our ASE-24 list.

Intro to Astro-imaging Part 5 online

25 July 2020|

The fifth  part of our Intro to Astro-imaging course covered imaging for science projects at our online Zoom meeting, also broadcast on YouTube.

Parker Solar Probe meeting report

22 July 2020|

What an enthusiastic, exciting and engaging talk we had from mission Senior Scientific Officer Dr. Nour Raouafi live from John Hopkins University, Maryland.

Is Earth Special?

18 July 2020|

Very thought-provoking talk from Prof Dave Waltham last night. Did we get a Yes or No answer? See what you think.

Things that go BANG in the night meeting report

11 July 2020|

What a fabulous talk we had from our Honorary President Professor Andy Lawrence. Always a delight to have a talk from Andy and as always he gave us something to make us think.

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