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The British Astronomical Society makes available for general use their Sky Notes. The BAA is an association geared to helping amateur astronomers further their interest in astronomy. A very worthwhile association to join.
BAA Night Sky Notes, 

The University of Surrey, Astrophysics Group, will be holding monthly star gazing evenings on the third Thursday of the month. The evening will begin with an outdoor lecture at the telescope location. Followed by star gazing with our telescopes at the University of Surrey, weather permitting. Or if the weather is not so good we will give you a tour of what you can see in the night sky on clearer nights. Members of our Astrophysics group will also be on hand during the evening to answer your questions. For details click here.

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What’s Up – April 2017

The April 2017 edition of What’s Up [1.9 MB] is now available for download.

For those of you who use SkySafari, here is a .skylist file with this month’s suggested objects. (Select “Save As…” from the right-click menu on the link to download – the actual wording varies depending on the browser you are using)

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What’s Up – March 2017

The March 2017 edition of What’s Up [1.9 MB] is now available for download.

For those of you who use SkySafari, here is a .skylist file with this month’s suggested objects. (Select “Save As…” from the right-click menu on the link to download – the actual wording varies depending on the browser you are using)

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What’s Up – February 2017

The February 2017 edition of What’s Up [2.5 MB] is now available for download.

For those of you who use SkySafari, here is a .skylist file with this month’s suggested objects. (Select “Save As…” from the right-click menu on the link to download – the actual wording varies depending on the browser you are using)

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What’s Up – July 2016

The July/August edition of What’s Up [3.2 MB] is now available for download.

For those of you who use SkySafari, here is a .skylist file with this month’s suggested objects. (Select “Save As…” from the right-click menu on the link to download – the actual wording varies depending on the browser you are using)

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Count down to Jupiter orbit for Juno

4th July – Juno about to fire engine to slow into orbit around Jupiter, very exciting:

  https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html

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NPL Open House 2016

Following the success of the open events in 2012 and 2014, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will be opening its doors on Tuesday 17 May 2016 for you to see for yourself the amazing research we do.

2 – 8 pm, 17 May 2016

NPL is one of the UK’s leading science and research facilities. It is a centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate standards, science and technology available. Our facilities in Teddington are among the world’s most extensive and sophisticated for measurement science.

On 17 May 2016, NPL Open House will give people the chance to explore much of the science that goes on at NPL and the facilities that are used to do it. The week is significant: Friday 20 May is World Metrology Day. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875, which continues to provide the basis for a single, coherent system of measurements, traceable to the International System of Units (SI).

The occasion offers a chance to celebrate the impact of measurement on our daily lives, making it the perfect time to visit NPL, the UK’s National Measurement Institute, and discover what we do.

NPL Open House 2016 is a free event, although registration is essential

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What’s Up – May 2016

The May edition of What’s Up [3.2 MB] is now available for download.

For those of you who use SkySafari, here is a .skylist file with this month’s suggested objects. (Select “Save As…” from the right-click menu on the link to download – the actual wording varies depending on the browser you are using)

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Surrey University – Gravitation Waves

Gravitational Waves have finally been discovered! The LIGO collaboration (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) announced the first ever detection of gravitational waves, coming from the violent collision of two black holes. It is no exaggeration to describe this as one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the century. Not only does it demonstrate that gravitational waves exist, it provides the first probe of gravity in the strong field regime; further proof that black holes exist; and the first evidence for binary black holes and black hole mergers.

To celebrate this tremendous achievement, we will give a series of short talks explaining what gravitational waves are; why they are so exciting; and the implications of these results for astronomy and physics as a whole. Our speakers include two astronomers Prof Justin Read and Dr Alessia Gualandris, a photonics specialist Dr Steve Clowes, who will give a simple laser demonstration of how LIGO works,  and a nuclear physicist Dr Arnau Rios Huguet.

For further details see: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/physics/news/events/2016/gravitational_waves_a_new_window_on_the_cosmos.htm

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What’s Up – April 2016

The April edition of What’s Up [3.2 MB] is now available for download.

For those of you who use SkySafari, here is a .skylist file with this month’s suggested objects. (Select “Save As…” from the right-click menu on the link to download – the actual wording varies depending on the browser you are using)

1654total visits,8visits today

What’s Up – February 2016

The February edition of What’s Up [3.2 MB] is now available for download.

For those of you who use SkySafari, here is a .skylist file with this month’s suggested objects. (Select “Save As…” from the right-click menu on the link to download – the actual wording varies depending on the browser you are using)

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