Monthly Archives: Mar 2014

Start of British Summer Time 2014

British Summer Time (BST) starts on Sunday 30th March 2014.  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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Founder talks about the Moon at March meeting

Society founder and Honorary President John Harper spoke to society members and visitors at the 21st March 2014 meeting of the society held at Ayton Village Hall.  The content of John’s talk was all about our nearest neighbour in space, … Continue reading






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Vernal Equinox – 20th March 2014

Today at 16:57 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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Final public stargazing coincides with National Astronomy Week

The final public stargazing event of the 2013/14 season was held on the evening of Friday 8th March and coincided with National Astronomy Week.  The weather was very kind for the final event of the season with clear starry skies, … Continue reading






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2nd annual society winter star camp

Members of the society held the 2nd annual winter star camp over the 28th February and 1st March 2014 at Humble Bee Farm, Flixton. Partly cloudy skies throughout the evenings and lovely clear blue skies during Saturday daytime allowed plenty … Continue reading






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