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Solar Orbiter Talk

Anyone in Kent on Friday night and fancy going to a talk at the Mid Kent Astronomical Society on Building an Instrument for the Solar Orbiter?

11th January 2019 : Bredhurst Village Hall at 7.45pm for 8pm

Planned for launch in 2020 and flying closer to the Sun than Mercury, Solar Orbiter will carry a comprehensive complement of remote sensing and in situ instrumentation. Four of the spacecraft's ten instruments have UK involvement, providing a ...
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Solarsphere - Anyone else going ?

Is anyone else planning on going to Solarsphere?
It's happening next weekend (10-13 August 2018) near Builth Wells and combines astronomy talks and live music.
It'll be our first time there, but we know the organisers and some of the 'astro buddies' who'll be helping out, and it looks like it could be really great.

http://www.solarsphere.events/
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North West Astronomy Festival 2017 - July 1st - 2nd

The first weekend in July sees the North West Astronomy Festival in Runcorn Cheshire.

The festival brings together a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion then shares it with a keen public audience. The festival prides itself on the variety of exhibitors from clubs and societies, educational groups and traders.
For 2017, the Saturday theme will be on Women in Astronomy.

I'll be one of the team representing the Mid Cheshire Astronomical Group, but there'll ...
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Wakefield and District Astronomy Society -Thurs 3rd November Wakefield and District Astronomy Society -Thurs 3rd November

hursday, 3rd November at 7:30pm at Horbury Academy
James Lees - Space: It Gets Weird
Space is really big so it's no wonder that it has more than just a few oddities. In this talk we'll explore the strangest things we've found out there including Exoplanets, Hypernova and Blackhole. And after we've looked at them we'll get onto the really weird stuff!

Everyone welcome, Just £3 for visitors and free to society members.
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North West Astronomy Festival 2016 - July 2nd - 3rd

This weekend sees the North West Astronomy Festival in Runcorn Cheshire.

The festival brings together a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion then shares it with a keen public audience. The festival prides itself on the variety of exhibitors from clubs and societies, educational groups and traders.

I'll be one of the team representing the Mid Cheshire Astronomical Group, but there'll be lots more as well.
Tickets £5 a day, with tickets to the the ...
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Mayo Dark Sky Festival 2016

Hi

In May of 2016 the Ballycroy/Wild Nephin National Park in North-West Mayo became Ireland's first Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park as recognised by the International Dark Sky Association. Located on the Western seaboard it comprises of 110 square kilometres of Atlantic blanket bog, forest and mountains.

In recognition of this wonderful achievement the inaugural three day Mayo Dark-Sky Festival takes place next October. SQM readings in the park regularly well exceeded 21.9 mpsas, ...
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Elac Oct Meeting

The East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club next meets on Saturday Oct 10th, This month we hope (weather permitting) to have an practical observing session at badger farm Asterby Lincs we meet at 7pm at the top of the site but if cloudy go to the meeting room at the bottom of the site, please note this is a very dark site so don't forget your red torch..
more info at www.lincsastro.co.uk ...
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East Lincs Astronomy Club talk change of venue

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Saturday's ELAC meeting on the 19th September will be at SCAMBLESBY VILLAGE HALL, South St. Scamlesby, Louth, LN12 9XF where Paul Money will be the guest speaker.
Parking is in front of the school on Old Main Road and the village hall is just round the corner on South Street.
I'm sorry for the short notice but the Barn is unavailable. I think this will be a more comfortable venue and only a ...
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Beginner's Star Camp

Last year we ran a novices star camp in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and it went down so well we are doing it again. Dates are 9 and 10 October at the Kielder Campsite. We'll be deploying our telescopes, offering guidance and staging talks up at nearby Kielder Castle in the heart of England's biggest forest. If you would like to come along PM me or Google Kielder Campsite and see the dark ...
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Melton and District Astronomical Society Friday June 12

This Friday’s meeting, on June 12, will be ‘The Life of Stars’ by David Conner. What are stars? How are they born and how do they die? How do they shine? Find out something about those little points of light in the night sky and the lives that they lead. Gaddesby Village Hall doors open 7.30pm, all welcome.
http://www.meltonastrosoc.org/index.html
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