European Extremely Large Telescope

Artists Impression - ESO
Artists Impression – ESO

Not as big as the originally proposed Overwhelmingly Large Telescope, downsized to 40m (from 100m) the E-ELT looks to be on track for building to commence next year.

At our October meeting, Professor Michael Merrifield of Nottingham University told us all about this planned instrument and some of the science that should be possible with it.

More information can be found on the ESO website.

September Meeting and Latest Mercury

Roger Pickard
Roger Pickard

At our September meeting, BAA Variable Star Section director Roger Pickard will be giving a talk “Making Astronomical Observations”.

The latest edition of Mercury is also available to download from the Members | Downloads page. (password required)

MercurySeptemberOctober2013_coverThis months issue includes:

  • Coordinator’s Report
  • Dates For Your Diary
  • 2013 Perseid meteor shower
  • Bright Nova in Dephinus
  • Society awards winners
  • Two views of the Sun
  • For Sale

July/August Mercury

MercuryJulyAugust2013_coverThe July/August issue of the society newsletter Mercury is now available for download. Choose the Members | Downloads page.

Note the password for access has changed. If you have renewed your membership you will have received an email with the new password.

Also available for download on this page is the latest FAS Newsletter.

Jan/Feb 2013 Mercury available to download

The Jan/Feb 2013 issue of the Society newsletter Mercury is now available to download from the Members | Downloads area.

Contents:

  • Editor’s Desk
  • Coordinator’s Report
  • Sir Patrick Moore Remembered
  • Observing Director’s Notes
  • Dates For Your Diary
  • Looking Back
  • Society Loan Equipment
  • Events schedule

November/December Mercury

The November/December 2012 issue of Mercury is now available to download from the Members|Downloads area.

Contents include

  • Coordinator’s Report
  • Dates For Your Diary
  • Astroimaging workshop
  • It was a nightmare!
  • North Glos Observing Evenings
  • Essentials of Image Processing
  • Looking back Millennium
  • Society Dinner announcement
  • Events schedule

September / October Mercury

The September/October 2012 issue of Mercury is now available to download from the Members|Downloads area.

Contents include:

  • Coordinator’s Report
  • Observing evenings
  • Dates For Your Diary
  • Telescope cinic
  • Astroimaging workshop
  • Looking back