Comet Lovejoy’s colourful coma

Posted by Admin | Tags: comet, lovejoy

Newbury Astro member, David Boyd, recorded this spectrum of Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy on 6th January 2015. The spectrum has been artificially coloured, and above it is the spectral profile showing the intensity of light emitted at each wavelength across the spectrum.

Added on: Jan 11, 2015   Read more

Buying A Telescope

Posted by Newbury Astronomy Society | Tags: telescope, purchasing

By Robert Bone

There’s a whole range of features to different benefits, and people always have their own personal opinions of what they think is "best”. As someone that’s owned a few different types of telescope over the years the best telescope is generally one that gets used. No point having some fancy telescope that links up to your computer if it takes over an hour to set up and is too heavy to lug around!

Added on: Dec 09, 2014   Read more

What's Up - December 2014

Posted by Newbury Astronomy Society | Tags: whatsup, december, 2014

By Steve Harris

These pages are intended to help you find your way around the sky this month.

Added on: Dec 04, 2014   Read more

Stargazing at Suddene Park Farm - 1st Nov

Posted by Newbury Astronomy Society

Come and join us for an evening looking at the stars through telescopes!

Added on: Nov 01, 2014   Read more

68 Years On, The First Photo of Earth From Space

Posted by Newbury Astronomy Society | Tags: history, earth

68 years ago today, a group of soldiers & scientists in New Mexico retrieved a steel cassette from the wreckage of a re-purposed V2 rocket. The contents were a world first - pictures of Earth from space.

Added on: Oct 24, 2014   Read more

Perseids 2014

Posted by Admin | Tags: meteors

The Perseids are very unfavourable this year because the maximum almost coincides with a full moon which will obscure all but the brightest meteors.

Added on: Aug 12, 2014   Read more

When is a shower not a show...?

Posted by Admin | Tags: funny

Following the recent disappointing performance of the much hyped Camelopardalid meteors, we in the Newbury Astro think tank have been struck by the singular inappropriateness of the term ‘shower’ when applied to many meteor events.

Added on: Aug 06, 2014   Read more

New Website

Posted by Admin | Tags: website

So, the website has received a slight update.

New and undoubtedly interesting things will be added over the coming weeks and months. If you can't find what you're looking for, give us a shout on our Facebook or Twitter pages!

Added on: Aug 05, 2014   Read more

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