September 2020 Main Meeting - Martin Ratcliffe

Posted by Newbury Astronomy Society | Tags: september, 2020

The next Newbury Astronomical Society meeting on the first Friday in September is usually the first of the session. During the current situation we have been running Zoom meetings through the summer - very successfully. Booking speakers to give their talk on Zoom has meant I can go farther afield so NAS is now having our first talk from America!

Martin Ratcliffe has agreed to give the talk on 4th September. As some of you may know, Martin was a founder member of NAS living in Newbury at the time. After university at UCL he worked at the Armagh Planetarium before moving to America. He continued to work in the planetarium business: designing, building, training and producing planetarium shows.

He now lives in Wichita and is involved in developing astronomy education and public outreach. He has written 4 books and for many years had a monthly column in Astronomy Now magazine. He has written the same night sky column in the American Astronomy Magazine for 24 years and also contributed to other astronomy publications including the BAA Journal.

Martin is going to talk about his own observations of planets via lucky imaging and describe how he does his image processing, something he says he is trying to improve upon. So I hope as many of you as possible will be able to join the meeting to say hello to Martin and enjoy his talk.

Ann Davies, Programme Organiser

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What's Up & Newsletter - September 2020

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By Steve Harris

The September edition of the Society Newsletter and What's Up of items to see over the coming month are now both available to read from the below links. Featured this month is astronomy for beginners and the Summer Triangle.

September 2020 Newsletter
What's Up: September 2020

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What's Up & Newsletter - September 2019

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By Steve Harris

The September edition of the Society Newsletter and What's Up of items to see over the coming month are now both available to read from the below links. Featured this month are a look at the program for the Beginners and Main meetings this year, and the constellations.

September 2019 Newsletter
What's Up: September 2019

Added on: Sep 02, 2019   Read more


FAS Summer Convention and 2019 AGM

Posted by Newbury Astronomy Society | Tags: september, fas

Please see the below from the Federation of Astronomical Societies regarding this year's convention & AGM (click Read More!):

Added on: Aug 20, 2019   Read more


What's Up & Newsletter - September 2018

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By Steve Harris

The September edition of the Society Newsletter and What's Up of items to see over the coming month are now both available to read from the below links. Featured this month are starting out in astronomy (featuring the Summer Triangle), and the orbits of the planets.

September 2018 Newsletter
What's Up: September 2018

Added on: Sep 04, 2018   Read more


The 2018-19 Session is here!

Posted by Newbury Astronomy Society | Tags: newsletter, 2018, september

The 2018-2019 session of the Newbury Astronomical Society is here! To get started, we have a link under Talk Summaries for the lecture from the last meeting, "The Atmospheric Jet Stream". We hope to see you all for the first meeting of the session on Friday the 7th!

Added on: Aug 27, 2018   Read more


What's Up & Newsletter - Sept 2017

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By Steve Harris

The September edition of the Society Newsletter and What's Up of items to see over the coming month are now both available to read from the below links. Featured this month are getting started with astronomy as a hobby, & last month's American total eclipse.

September 2017 Newsletter
What's Up: September 2017

There is also a summary on an earlier society talk on Space Traffic Control transcribed by Chris Hooker available from here.

Added on: Sep 02, 2017   Read more


What's Up & Newsletter - Sept 2016

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By Steve Harris

The September editions of the Society Newsletter and What's Up of items to see over the coming month are now both available to read from the below links. Featured this month are a new planet spotted orbitting Proxima Centuri (the star nearest our Solar System), and our moon.

September 2016 Newsletter
What's Up: September 2016

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Society Newsletter - Sept 2015

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By Steve Harris

The September edition of the Society Newsletter is now available to read from the below link. Featured this month is images from New Horizons Pluto pass, a lunar eclipse on the 28th of September, and the Autumn sky.

September 2015 Newsletter

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BAA Meeting at RAL in September

Posted by Newbury Astronomy Society | Tags: BAA, RAL, September, 2015

The British Astronomical Association (BAA) is holding a weekend meeting at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories near Didcot between the 4th and the 6th of September. If you are interested in coming, please click Read More below for further details!

Added on: Jun 12, 2015   Read more


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