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Stargazing Live 2015

20 March – partial solar eclipse viewing sessions in various locations.  Eclipse commences 08:30 GMT, maximum eclipse (85%) at around 9:30 and finish around 10:30
Locations currently planned for public viewing include:

  • Naunton Park, Cheltenham
  • Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham.
  • Recreation ground in Sebert Street, Kingsholm, Gloucester

23 March – Viewing evening at Nature in Art, 7:30 pm

27 March – A presentation of “The Planets” accompanying the suite by Holst. Observing afterwards. At Shurdington Social Centre. 7:30 pm

Recent Posts

March/April Mercury now available

Mercury_March_April_2015_coverMembers can now download the March / April Mercury from the Downloads page.

Contents include:

  • The Coordinator’s Spot
  • Four Moon photographs
  • Baader Herschel Wedge
  • Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy
  • Dates For Your Diary
  • Constitution Change
  • The Seven Sisters and Orion’s Belt
  • Jupiter and Three Moons
  • The Bahtinov filter
  • A School Visit
  • Mercury and Venus
  • Orion Nebula and Jupiter
  • Astronomical tidal ranges
  • Microsoft ICE review


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