Monthly Archives: Jul 2013

Talk: “Space Chemistry” by Dr Chris Arridge

The society was visited on Friday 19th July by Dr Chris Arridge of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) at University College London (UCL).  Chris delivered a talk entitled “Space Chemistry”; a talk he originally developed for the International Year … Continue reading






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Cassini to photograph the Earth from around 1 Billion miles

Today sees an event that is sure to produce an iconic image.  The Cassini spacecraft will capture the full rings of Saturn as well as the Earth during an eclipse of the Sun.  The photograph follows in the footsteps of … Continue reading






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Dalby Forest solar observing – 7th July 2013

The afternoon of Sunday 7th July 2013, for once, saw mainly sunny skies for one of our solar observing events in Dalby Forest.  The forest was busy with visitors and many stopped by for a look at the Sun – … Continue reading






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Terrington WI Talk … Astronomy and the local night sky.

From society treasurer Mell Jeffery FRAS…. “The evening didn’t start too well!  The car boot wouldn’t unlock and the observatory key had gone AWOL! I ended up going in the defender and I did manage to get the Dobsonian out … Continue reading






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