January 31st Speaker Meeting

After a very successful observing evening last week a reminder that next Wednesday, January 31st, is our speaker meeting on Variable Stars in the Old Theatre. 7:15 for 7:30pm. This will be followed by a Sky Diary for February.

Physics Dept.
Bedford School.


Observing 3rd January – Cancelled

Dear All

Due to the poor weather, and nearly full moon, observing is cancelled for tonight. Please keep an eye on the website and Twitter as we will try and arrange a replacement date.

Happy New Year to you all!

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

Dear all

On Monday 11th December, there is a good opportunity to see the asteroid Phaethon – the parent of the Geminid Meteor Shower.

The weather is forecast to be clear, so the we are planning to hold an observing session. Linton and Phil will make a tour of the observatory on Monday afternoon to determine feasibility – given the recent weather, we may not even be able to open the dome – and will tweet updates during Monday afternoon.

As always, keep your eyes on the Twitter feed and we’ll keep you updated – please do not travel without checking!

Read all about Phaethon at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/3200-phaethon/

Observing Friday 8th Dec

Hi all,
The forecast is clear for tonight so the observatory will be open from 7:30pm to 9pm.
Please note there are astrononmy students observing until 7:30pm, so please don’t arrive before 7:30.

See you there!

Saturday 25th – Observing

The forecast is still favourable so the observatory will open at 6:30pm.

Observing Session – Saturday 25th Nov

As we were clouded out on Wednesday of this week, and the forecast for Saturday looks promising, we’ll be running an observing session from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Please continue to check the Twitter feed, or check back on the website, and we’ll update if anything changes.

As you can from our Local Weather chart, there looks to be a good chance of clear skies!

Remember to wrap up warm!

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