Monthly Archives: March 2013

Clocks Change for British Summer Time (BST)

British Summer Time (BST) starts on Sunday 31st March 2013.  The clocks change at 1am, moving forward an hour from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The effect is lighter evenings and darker mornings and is also known as Daylight Saving Time. … Continue reading






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Global Astronomy Month incorporating International Dark Sky Week

April sees Global Astronomy Month (GAM) 2013.  Between April 1st and 30th, as the name suggests, across the world various events will be taking place to celebrate this annual event.  Global Astronomy Month is organised by Astronomers Without Borders whose … Continue reading






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Vernal Equinox – 20th March 2013

Today at 11:02 UT sees the Northward equinox.  For ourselves in the Northern Hemisphere, it is known as the Vernal or Spring equinox and the Autumnal equinox for residents in the Southern Hemisphere. The Sun falls on the Celestial Equator … Continue reading






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Universe Brought Down To Earth in East Ayton

Friday 15th March saw Dr Pete Edwards, Director of Science Outreach at Durham University visit the society for their monthly meeting to give a talk entitled “Bringing the Universe Down to Earth”. The talk centered around the work at CERN … Continue reading






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Messier Marathon Cancelled

It is with regret that our backup date of Saturday 16th March has been cancelled due to uncertain forecasts including cloud with a chance of rain later in the evening. However, it will be possible to attempt the Marathon on Saturday … Continue reading






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