Astronomy

 

Saturn's rings in ultraviolet light

 

 

 Astronomy Group: Future Programme 

Astronomy meets monthly for a varied programme of presentations, lectures, and visits. In the spring and autumn on clear nights we have stargazing sessions using members' astronomical telescopes and photography equipment.

Meetings normally take place on the third Thursday of each month from 6pm. For further information please contact:

Peter Tribe  tel: 01483 222826

Ian Symes  tel: 01483 283774

 

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On Thursday 16th March 2012, we were treated to some exciting pictures of galaxies taken with the Hubble telescope, pictures of eclipses, and aurora borealis.  We talked about sun spots, black holes and dark matter, the speed of light and life on other planets.

 

Antennae galaxy