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10th October Observing

A very mild evening but a slightly murky sky. Over 40 members of the Society, School and Guests attended, many for their first time following recent Astronomy courses. Objects viewed included Saturn, Mars, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Ring Nebula, M13

October 3rd Observing Night : Report

Our first clear Wednesday of the new observing season was mild and still. In addition to Saturn, Mars and Neptune we observed a good variety of deep sky objects with the 16″, 18″ and 10″ telescopes. These included: Planetary Nebulae

October 3rd Observing

Hopefully there will be an observing session this evening 8:00-9:30pm. As usual check the Twitter updates from 6:30pm onwards before travelling. Linton Guise L.J.Guise www.bedfordschool.org.uk/observatory www.bedfordschool.org.uk/astronomy-courses Physics Department Bedford School ________________________________ This message has been sent through the Bedford School

Observing Evenings Restart

Observing on clear Wednesday evenings restarts on the 19th September at 8:00pm. They do not take place on the last Wednesday of the month when instead the Society meets for talks etc. Full details with weather updates prior to the

Lunar Eclipse – July 27th

If the weather is favourable, we will open the observatory on 27th for viewing the lunar eclipse – see the link below for full details Lunar Eclipse Please note the observatory will be open at 9pm not 8pm as previously

Summer Solstice

We are about to enter the Summer Solstice for 2018! There are 3 events to watch out for: June 17th – earliest sunrise. In Bedford this is 04:40 Just 21st – solstice, at 11:07am June 25th – latest sunset at

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May Meeting

A reminder that Darren Jehan will be talking about the automation of his observatory on Wednesday 30th May in the Observatory resource room at 7:30pm. This will be followed by the Sky Diary for June. L.J.Guise

April Speaker Meeting

A reminder that the April Meeting is in the Old Theatre on Wednesday 25th, when Dr John Rogers the BAA Jupiter section director will be giving a talk on the planet. 7:15 for a prompt start at 7:30pm. L.J.Guise

BAA Deep Sky Meeting

Many thanks to those BAS members that attended the BAA Deep Sky section Meeting on Sunday and for helping to make the day a huge success. L.J.Guise

Last Wednesday Observing session of the Season

A reminder that the last regular Wednesday observing session of the season is scheduled for 18th April 9:00-10:30pm provided the sky is clear. Updates will be posted on Twitter as usual. Watch out for special sessions over the summer for

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