Tag Archives: Messier Marathon

Members group nights prove popular during a period of good conditions

Members of the society have been very busy in the recent couple of weeks with some great opportunities for group observing around the local area.  We were very fortunate to have the opportunity for observing from our Ravenscar site two … 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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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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Paul Money’s Messier Marathon a hit, but no view of asteroid 2012 DA14

Friday 15th February, the day of the Russian meteor and the close pass of asteroid 2012 DA14, saw Paul Money FRAS FBIS visit the society at Ayton Village Hall to give us a talk on the Messier Marathon.  Paul was … Continue reading






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February’s public observing night captured on film as over 50 brave the rain

Despite a mixed weather forecast, a crowd of over 50 ventured to the Low Dalby Astronomy Centre in Dalby Forest for the February public observing event.  The evening started out with cloud and drizzle so attendees were given a talk … Continue reading






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