The latest Mercury Mar – Apr 2016 is now available

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The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the Mar / Apr 2016 issue from the Downloads page.

Highlights in this issue are:

  • Aurora Over Bishps Cleeve
  • The Moon Occulting Aldebaran
  • Moon Rise Over Cleeve Hill
  • Moon and Jupiter Conjunction
  • What Shall I Look At Tonight?
  • The Coordinator's Spot
  • The New Moon
  • The Great Astronomical Clock of Prague
  • CAS Curry Night
  • Comet Catalina
  • Cosmonauts and Other Worlds Exhibitions
  • Occultations and Transits of Planets
  • The UKube-1 mission
  • What’s in Principium
  • Viewing Reports of Comet Catalina
  • Dates For Your Diary 2016

Nov / Dec Mercury 2015 now available

Mercury Nov / Dec 2015 cover

The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the Nov / Dec 2015 issue from the Downloads page.

Highlights in this issue are:

  • Eclipse of the Moon
  • Tim Peake
  • Co-ordinator's Report
  • CAS Curry Night
  • Imaging Nebulae
  • Cheltenham Literature Festival
  • Lunar Eclipse Photos
  • Cassini Visits Enceladus
  • Halloween Flyby
  • Mystery Object WTF Splashdown
  • Comet Tabur
  • Facts About Saturn
  • Looking Ahead with DFYD
  • Dates For Your Diary

Sept / October 2015 Mercury now available

Mercury Sept / Oct 2015 cover

The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the Sept / October 2015 issue from the Downloads page.

Highlights in this issue are:

  • The Tulip Nebula (cover image)
  • The Coordinator's Report
  • The Perseids
  • Stargazing Event Notice
  • Venus / Mars Conjunction
  • Society Curry Night
  • Blue Moon
  • New Horizons Jupiter Mission
  • Rosetta Mission
  • Solar Eclipse
  • Initiative For Interstellar Studies Project Dragonfly
  • Dates For Your Diary

July / August 2015 Mercury now available

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The latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the July / August 2015 issue from the Downloads page.
[note the password has changed for the new session of the society]

Highlights in this issue are:

  • Astro Camp 2015
  • The Coordinator's Report
  • Cheltenham Science Festival
  • Mars Book Review
  • Serendipitous Photos
  • Society Curry Night
  • New Moon
  • Mount Tuffley Observatory
  • Sunspots
  • Saturn
  • Dates For Your Diary

May / June 2015 Mercury now available

Mercury_May_June_2015_coverThe latest Mercury newsletter is now available and members can download the May / June issue from the Downloads page.

Highlights in this issue are:

  • The Coordinators Spot
  • Gretton Science Day 2014, report and photos
  • AGM Treasurer's Report
  • AGM Minutes
  • Financial Balance Sheet
  • Subscription Notice renewal details
  • Photo of Buzz Aldrin with Jack Newton
  • Annual Dinner Photos
  • The Sun in Jan & Feb, with photos showing flares
  • Silhouette of Moon Mountains graphically illustrated
  • Jupiter & Ganymede Shadow on Jupiter, plus M51 imaged
  • Trapezium Observation, hand drawn report
  • Lockyer Observatory visit with photos
  • Lyrid Meteor Shower, observation from Coombe Hill
  • Jupiter and the four Galilean Moons
  • Partial Solar Eclipse, in public and private gatherings
  • M51 imagery, a work in progress by Rik McRae
  • Dates For Your Diary

Showcase 2015

DSC_4541_1260At the April AGM meeting Peter Cadogan showed the entries for this years astro-photo competition for the Dan Turton trophy.

As many members were not able to attend that night, and not able to view or vote, those who did not vote on the night can view the pictures in the Showcase 2015 gallery, and vote by emailing your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice favourite pictures to Peter Cadogan (coordinator@cotswoldas.org.uk). Please use the number on the image slide. Voting is open until Sunday 26th April.

The Showcase gallery images are generated from Peter's powerpoint and are a somewhat downscaled from the originals - so apologies to the imagers that their images may not be the best quality possible.

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