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Monday, 24 November 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (November 22, 2014)

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy):

- a 6x8 degrees chart for the period 23 November - 10 December 2014


This new chart is now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (November 23, 2013)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 6x8 degrees chart for the period 25 November - 4 December 2014


This new chart is now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Monday, 17 November 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00825] Computing section asteroid and comet charts

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BAA electronic bulletin
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I'd just like to let you know that the Asteroid and Comet ephemerides and

charts have been updated, and available for viewing on the Computing Section

website:

http://britastro.org/computing/charts_asteroid.html

http://britastro.org/computing/charts_comet.html

Charts are available as either an interactive chart (whereby hovering the

mouse over an object will provide more details), or as a red on black

non-interactive version that would be suitable for retaining night vision.

Asteroids chosen are based upon those of a brighter nature (not greater than


12.0 magnitude) as they reach opposition.

The Comets chosen are compiled from a list provided by the Comet Section

website (http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/)

To all members, I would encourage you to have a wander around the Computing

section website, as there a quite a few very useful programs to assist with

your observations, not to mention data and links to useful third party
websites.

Enjoy

Steve Harvey

baa[at]steveharvey[dot]co[dot]uk

Computing Section



2014 11 17
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

[BAA-ebulletin 00824] Reminder about the Christmas Lecture - closing date is 25th November.

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I would like to remind you the closing date to pre book your place for the
Christmas Lecture is fast approaching.

So if you would like to come and hear Lord Rees, the Astronomer Royal, give
the BAA Christmas Lecture in University College London, Christopher Ingold
Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ on 13th December please book
now.

To book a place please use the form on the BAA website on webpage
www.britastro.org/xmaslecture and email or post to the BAA office
office@britastro.org.

If you sent your form to 'meetings@gmail.com' please can you resend to
office@britastro.org please.

Doors open at 14:00. Meeting starts at 14:30 in the lecture theatre and
will be finished by 18:00. Tea & Coffee will be served at 15:45 in the
Ramsey Room.

If you would like to attend please book a place before 25th November using
the attached booking form. Alternatively you can ring the BAA office, or
you can find the form on our webpage at www.britastro.org/xmaslecture.

It will be free to all BAA members and affiliated society members if booked
in advance and for non-members the cost will be £5.00. If you turn up on
the day having not pre-booked the charge will be £5.00 to all.

If you book and then find you cannot come please do let us know soonest as
there may be a waiting list and we can give your seat to someone else.

Looking forward to seeing you there
Hazel

Hazel Collett
Meetings Secretary
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Resurgent old sunspot crackles with flares

Space Weather News for Nov. 16, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

Back for a second trip across the face of the Sun, old sunspot AR2192
is growing again and crackling with M-class solar flares. The active
region has an unstable magnetic field that harbors energy for even
stronger X-flares. Future eruptions could affect Earth as the sunspot
turns toward our planet in the days ahead. Check
http://spaceweather.com for updates.

DON'T MISS THE NEXT FLARE: Real-time X-flare alerts are available from
http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com
(voice).


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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Philae

Credit: ESA.
 
Description
Rosetta will deploy the Philae lander to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for in situ analysis with its 10 instruments:
  • APXS: Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer (studying the chemical composition of the landing site and its potential alteration during the comet's approach to the Sun)
  • CIVA: Comet Nucleus Infrared and Visible Analyser (six cameras to take panoramic pictures of the comet surface)
  • CONSERT: COmet Nucleus Sounding Experiment by Radiowave Transmission (studying the internal structure of the comet nucleus with Rosetta orbiter)
  • COSAC: The COmetary SAmpling and Composition experiment (detecting and identifying complex organic molecules)
  • PTOLEMY: Using MODULUS protocol (Methods Of Determining and Understanding Light elements from Unequivocal Stable isotope compositions) to understand the geochemistry of light elements, such as hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen.
  • MUPUS: MUlti-PUrpose Sensors for Surface and Sub-Surface Science (studying the properties of the comet surface and immediate sub-surface)
  • ROLIS: Rosetta Lander Imaging System (providing the first close-up images of the landing site)
  • ROMAP: Rosetta Lander Magnetometer and Plasma Monitor (studying the magnetic field and plasma environment of the comet)
  • SD2: Sampling, drilling and distribution subsystem (drilling up to 23 cm depth and delivering material to onboard instruments for analysis)
  • SESAME: Surface Electric Sounding and Acoustic Monitoring Experiment (probing the mechanical and electrical parameters of the comet)
 
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Tune In....

http://rosetta.esa.int/

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

[BAA-ebulletin 00823] Rosetta mission update

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As many members will be aware, the European Space Agency's Rosetta
spacecraft will attempt the first ever landing on the surface of a
comet today-Wednesday Nov 12.

BAA Council member Nick James is also the Lead Engineer for the
project at BAE Systems in Chelmsford. Last night he gave me an update
on the sequence of events we can expect over the next few days, and
you can hear what he had to say in a video released this morning on
the BAA website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3jXMELkccQ

The key moments on Wednesday will be:

06:00 - Rosetta delivery manoeuvre
07:35 - Final Go/No go
09:03 - Philae separates from Rosetta
09:43 - Loss of Rosetta signal during post-delivery manoeuvre
10:53 - Regain signal from Rosetta
11:59 - First descent data
16:02 - Predicted landing time
17:35 - Expected receipt of first 360 deg panorama

All times are UTC (GMT), Earth received time. Events at the spacecraft
happen 28 minutes earlier.

We have our fingers crossed that all goes well, and will, of course,
publish updates on the BAA website as soon as we hear news!

Dominic Ford, BAA Website Manager
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Saturday, 8 November 2014

X-flare and Martian Meteor Shower

Space Weather News for Nov. 7, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

MARTIAN METEOR SHOWER: NASA and European spacecraft have detected
evidence of a "spectacular" meteor shower on Mars caused by the close
approach of Comet Siding Spring last month. If a human had been
standing on the Red Planet at the time, they might have seen thousands
of meteors per hour followed by a widespread yellow afterglow that
lasted for days. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information.

X-FLARE! Active sunspot AR2205 produced a potent X1-class solar flare
on Nov. 7th, causing a strong HF radio blackout on the dayside of our
planet. More X-flares are in the offing as the sunspot turns toward
Earth this weekend. Visit http://spaceweather.com for updates.

DID YOU MISS THE FLARE? Next time get a phone call. Real-time solar
activity alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text)
and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Friday, 7 November 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (November 6, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 8 - 14 November 2014
- two 6x8 degrees charts for the period 14 - 25 November 2014

These new charts are now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Actve Sunspot AR2205

Space Weather News for Nov. 4, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

Crackling with M-class solar flares, an active sunspot is emerging
over the sun's northeastern limb. The new region, numbered AR2205,
has produced multiple CMEs in the past 48 hours. So far Earth is
outside the line of fire, and the solar storm clouds are sailing wide
of our planet. This could change, however, as the sunspot turns toward
Earth in the days ahead. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more
information and updates.

DID YOU MISS THE FLARES? Next time get a phone call. Real-time solar
activity alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text)
and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Sunday, 2 November 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00822] Result of the ballot for the BAA Council

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BAA electronic bulletin
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Result of the ballot for the BAA Council



The result of the Ballot for next year's Council of the BAA was
announced at the Annual General Meeting last Wednesday. The number of
votes given for each candidate was as follows:



President H. McGee 399

Vice-President W. Leatherbarrow (ex officio)

Treasurer A. Lorrain 392

Secretary (Business) W. Tarver 353

Secretary (Meetings) H. Collett 377

Secretary (Papers) J. Shears 372



Other elected Members of Council:

N. Hewitt 357

N. James 353

A. Davies 347

P. Abel 338

D. Boyd 337

D. Arditti 318

S. Moore 316

L. Crook 302

R. Johnson 300

J. Chuter 242



The remaining candidates received insufficient votes and were not
elected. As the elected Council member receiving the most votes, Dr N.
Hewitt becomes the second Vice-President for the coming session.



465 ballot papers were received of which 51 were invalid.



Bill Tarver, Business Secretary

2014 November 2
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Saturday, 1 November 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00821] Novae and Supernovae

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It would seem there is a lot of excitement in some quarters at the
moment about 2 possible supernovae and a possible nova.

The latter, PNV J03093063+2638031, was discovered by Seiji Ueda
(Hokkaido, Japan) on 2014 Oct. 29.630 UT, at mag 11.0 in Aries on an
unfiltered CCD image.. It's position is R.A. 03h09m29.86s Decl.
+26°38'04.49" (J2000.0). The discovery image can be found at
http://meineko.sakura.ne.jp/ccd/PNV_J03093063+2638031.jpg.

It is well placed for observation in the later evening. However, the
latest spectroscopic observations show that it is probably not a nova
but a WZ Sge type star (a cataclysmic variable). Nonetheless,
observations would still be appreciated by the variable star section.

Now the possible supernovae. The first, PSN J12215757+0428185, was
discovered by Koichi Itagaki, Yamagata, Japan on 2014 Oct. 29.8376 UT,
at mag 13.6 again using an unfiltered CCD in M61. It's position is
R.A. 12h21m57.57s Decl. +04°28'18.5" (J2000.0). The discovery image
is at http://www.k-itagaki.jp/images/4303.jpg

The last object is MASTER OT J120451.50+265946.6 in NGC 4080 (see ATel
#6634): http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=6634, a possible 13.9
mag supernova discovered on 2014-10-28.87454 UT. Its position is 12h
04m 51.50s +26d 59m 46.6s.

So, unfortunately, these two objects are almost impossible to observe
from the UK, rising just before dawn. However, for those with access
to remote telescopes (iTelescope, etc) you may stand a better chance.
However, once again, the VSS will be delighted to recieve your
observations.

Roger Pickard, VSS Director
roger.pickard@sky.com
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Friday, 31 October 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00820] BAA Christmas Lecture - 2014 December 13

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Dear All

The meeting in December is likely to be very well supported as we are
fortunate that Lord Rees, the Astronomer Royal, has agreed to give the
BAA Christmas Lecture. This meeting will be in University College
London, Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H
0AJ on 13th December.

Doors open at 14:00. Meeting starts at 14:30 in the lecture theatre
and will be finished by 18:00. Tea & Coffee will be served at 15:45 in
the Ramsey Room.

If you would like to attend please book a place before 25th November
using the attached booking form. Alternatively you can ring the BAA
office, or you can find the form on our webpage
atwww.britastro.org/xmaslecture.

It will be free to all BAA members and affiliated society members if
booked in advance and for non-members the cost will be £5.00. If you
turn up on the day having not pre-booked the charge will be £5.00 to
all.

If you book and then find you cannot come please do let us know
soonest as there may be a waiting list and we can give your seat to
someone else.

Looking forward to seeing you there

Hazel

Hazel Collett
Meetings Secretary

Message sent: 2014-10-30


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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Monday, 27 October 2014

Rapid-fire X-flares from Giant Sunspot 2192

Space Weather News for Oct. 25, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

Solar activity continues to be at high levels this weekend as giant
sunspot AR2192 crackles with strong flares, including two X-class
explosions in less than 24 hours. The flares are causing intermittent
HF radio blackouts around the dayside of Earth. However, no major
CMEs are yet heading in our direction. Visit http://spaceweather.com
for more information and updates.

DID YOU MISS THE FLARES? Next time get a phone call. Real-time solar
activity alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text)
and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

[BAA-ebulletin 00819] Reminder of the next BAA meeting and AGM

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I would like to remind you that the Annual General Meeting of the BAA will
be held next Wednesday 29th October in the RAS lecture room, Burlington
House, Piccadilly, London.

17.30 Open AGM, minutes, report on the Accounts by Mr Alan Lorrain,
Treasurer

17.45 President's Review of the Year and presentation of the Awards
and Medals for 2013-'14

18.30 Report of the results of the Ballot for Council

18.40 The Presidential Address:
Mrs Hazel McGee, "Reflecting the Candle: 124 years of
the Journal of the BAA"

19.15 Close AGM. Open Ordinary Meeting, minutes, notices

19.25 Sky Notes - Dr Paul Abel

19.45 Close

Doors open at 17.00 and the meeting will start at 17.30 and is due to
finish by 20:00. Tea will be served in the RAS Library from 17:00.

Hope to see you there

Hazel Collett, Meetings Secretary
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (October 27, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 12x16 degrees chart for the period 27 October - 5 November 2014


This new chart is now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23rd

Space Weather News for Oct. 22, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

Solar activity is surging on the eve of Thursday's solar eclipse.
Giant sunspot AR2192 is crackling with M- and X-class solar flares as
the Moon approaches the sun for a partial eclipse that will be visible
across almost all of North America on Oct. 23rd. The eclipse will be
particularly beautiful in the Central Time Zone where maximum coverage
occurs at sunset. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information.

SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Giant sunspot AR2192 is poised to erupt again.
Would you like to know when flares are in progress? Realtime alerts
are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and
http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Monday, 20 October 2014

Big Sunspot Produces X-Flare

Space Weather News for Oct. 19, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

X-FLARE: Solar activity increased sharply on Oct. 19th when huge
sunspot AR2192 unleashed an X1-class solar flare. The blast produced
an HF radio blackout on the dayside of Earth and it likely hurled a
CME into space. Check http://spaceweather.com for pictures of the
flare and more information about possible Earth-effects.

DID YOU MISS THE FLARE? Next time get a phone call. Realtime solar
activity alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text)
and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Orionid meteor shower on night of October 20-21

http://earthsky.org/tonight/orionid-meteors-are-debris-from-famous-comet-halley?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=0d18e068cb-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-0d18e068cb-393732205

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/17oct_orionids/

http://spaceweather.com/

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
--
Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (October 18, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 12x16 degrees chart for the period 19 - 27 October 2014


This new chart is now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
--
Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
--
Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Friday, 17 October 2014

A Big Sunspot Emerges

Space Weather News for Oct. 17, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

A large and active sunspot is emerging over the sun's southeastern
limb. Only two to three days ago, this active region unleashed
multiple flares and hurled a massive CME over the edge of the sun. If
these eruptions continue apace, solar activity could sharply increase
in the days ahead as the sunspot turns to face Earth. Visit
http://spaceweather.com for photos and updates.

REAL-TIME SOLAR FLARE ALERTS are available from
http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com
(voice).


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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/
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Info: http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/lowestoft/lowestoft_and_great_yarmouth_regional_astronomers_(lyra)

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Comet Siding Spring is about to buzz Mars

Space Weather News for Oct. 16, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

MARS COMET: This weekend, Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) will make a
historically close approach to Mars. Satellites and rovers will get
an eye-full as the green comet passes less than 140,000 km above the
Red Planet's surface. No one knows what will happen. Possible
side-effects of the flyby include a Martian meteor shower and auroras.
More information and amateur images of the comet approaching Mars
may be found on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com .


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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Lyra Main Website: http://www.lyra-astro.co.uk/

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (October 10, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 12x16 degrees chart for the period 11 - 19 October 2014


C/2013 V5 (Oukaïmeden):

- a 4.5x6.0 degrees chart for the period 10 - 20 October 2014


These new charts are now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Total Lunar Eclipse!

Space Weather News for Oct. 7, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON: The Moon is about to pass through the
shadow of Earth, producing a colorful lunar eclipse. Sky watchers in
the Americas, Australia, Pacific islands and parts of Asia can expect
to see the full Moon turn beautiful shades of red and turquoise for
nearly an hour on Wednesday morning, Oct. 8th. Check
http://spaceweather.com for viewing times and observing tips.

LIVE WEBCAST: Got clouds? No problem. The eclipse will be broadcast
live on the web by the Coca-Cola Science Center:
http://www.ccssc.org/webcast.html


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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Monday, 6 October 2014

Stratospheric Radiation Rebounds Following CME Strike

Space Weather News for Oct. 3, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

STRATOSPHERIC RADIATION: Stratospheric radiation levels are returning
to normal, according to a Space Weather Buoy launched on Sept. 28th by
students in California. This follows a mid-September drop in ionizing
radiation caused, ironically, by a strong solar storm and CME strike.
Data and a discussion of the phenomenon may be found on today's
edition of http://spaceweather.com.


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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00818] Final Reminder for Saturday October 11th 2014 Back to Basics Workshop in Glasgow

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BAA electronic bulletin
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We do still have a few places left for this workshop so if you or someone
you know would like to attend please contact the BAA office this week.

Saturday October 11th 2014 we are running a Back to Basics Workshop in
Glasgow at the Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre (George Square) Hotel, 187
George Street, Glasgow, G1 1YU

This programme of talks and practical sessions is a way to help you learn
basic techniques and develop your interest to its full potential.
Experienced people will be on hand help you and to answer any questions you
may have

The cost for meeting is Free to all but if you would like refreshments (tea
or coffee) and the buffet lunch the cost is £8.00

This is the programme for the day: -

10:00

Registration – Tea/coffee

10:30

Official welcome – BAA Vice President – Mr Tom Boles

10:35

So what astronomy can I do? – Mrs Hazel Collett

10:45

What equipment & books do I need? – Dr Stewart Moore

11:30

Lunar observing & Workshop – Mr Nick James

12:15

Lunch


13:15

Astronomical Society of Glasgow - David Degan, President.

13:30

Planet observing & Workshop – Dr John Rogers

14:15

Solar observing and Workshop – Ms Lyn Smith

15:30

Afternoon Tea

16:00

Starting Radio Astronomy – Mr Paul Hyde

16:45

Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle

17:00

Close

To book please phone the BAA office, 020 7734 4145, or e-mail
office@britastro.org

Hazel Collett
Meetings Secretary
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BAA-ebulletin mailing list visit:
http://lists.britastro.org/mailman/listinfo/baa-ebulletin
(c) 2014 British Astronomical Association http://www.britastro.org/
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Monday, 29 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 28, 2014 #2)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 30 September - 9 October 2014


This new chart is now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 28, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2014 E2 (Jacques):

- a 4.5x6.0 degrees chart for the period 29 September - 6 October 2014


C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden):

- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 28 September - 6 October 2014


These new charts are now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Saturday, 27 September 2014

ANOTHER STAR PARTY!

From: ANTHONY FOX CARTER [mailto:anthony.foxcarter654@btinternet.com]
Sent: 26 September 2014 19:25

Subject: ANOTHER STAR PARTY!

Hi

Due to poor weather and other things BAS will be holding another star
party at HAW WOOD from 24th OCT to 27TH OCT 2014

Usual arrangements no need to book, just turn up, come early and leave
late if you wish.


Tony

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Autumnal Equinox....

Just to say the Autumnal Equinox occurs at 02.29 G.M.A.T, 23 Sept 2014

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 20, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring):

- two 6x8 degrees charts for the period 21 - 30 September 2014


These new charts are now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Where Will Philae Land on Comet 67P?

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/spacecraft-and-space-missions/philae-landing-site-on-comet-67p-09152014/?et_mid=693144&rid=246895886

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 18, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 6x8 degrees chart for the period 19 - 24 September 2014
- a 4.5x6.0 degrees chart for the period 24 - 29 September 2014


These new charts are now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Information:
http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/LOWESTOFT---3054/Lowestoft%20And%20Great%20Yarmouth%20Regional%20Astronomers%20(Lyra

Surprising Dip in Stratospheric Radiation during Solar Storm

Space Weather News for Sept. 17, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

RADIATION DIPS DURING SOLAR STORM: On Sept. 12th, student scientists
in Califonornia launched a weather balloon to the stratosphere during
the most intense solar storm of the year. They expected to measure an
increase in energetic radiation. Instead they measured a sharp drop.
Their counterintuitive data and the interesting explanation for it are
featured on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com

DID YOU MISS THE SOLAR STORM? Next time get a phone call.
Geomagnetic storm alerts are available from
http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com
(voice).


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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
--
Information:
http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/LOWESTOFT---3054/Lowestoft%20And%20Great%20Yarmouth%20Regional%20Astronomers%20(Lyra

Monday, 15 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 15, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (LINEAR):

- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 19 - 30 September 2014


C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden):

- two 18x24 degrees charts for the period 17 - 28 September 2014


These new charts are now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
--
Information:
http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/LOWESTOFT---3054/Lowestoft%20And%20Great%20Yarmouth%20Regional%20Astronomers%20(Lyra

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Moon Close to the Pleides-Tonight....

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-near-seven-sisters-from-late-tonight-until-dawn?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=873af87b38-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-873af87b38-393732205

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
--
Information:
http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/LOWESTOFT---3054/Lowestoft%20And%20Great%20Yarmouth%20Regional%20Astronomers%20(Lyra

Friday, 12 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 12, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring):

- two 7.5x10 degrees charts for the period 13 - 21 September 2014

C/2014 E2 (Jacques):

- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 13 - 19 September 2014


These new charts will also be available shortly in the charts section
of our mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Information:
http://www.clubbz.com/club/2895/LOWESTOFT---3054/Lowestoft%20And%20Great%20Yarmouth%20Regional%20Astronomers%20(Lyra

Aurora season begins, NLC season ends

Space Weather News for Aug. 31, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

Aurora season is now fully underway around the Arctic circle. With
the end of northern summer approaching, dancing green lights are
beaming through the deepening polar twilight on a regular basis.
Unlike lower latitudes, the Arctic does not require a full-fledged
geomagnetic storm for aurora sightings. Check the latest images on
the front page of http://spaceweather.com

Meanwhile, another polar phenomenon is on the wane: noctilucent clouds
(NLCs). Data from NASA's AIM spacecraft suggest that the northern
summer season for NLCs ended on or about August 26th. The
"noctilucent daisy" shown on http://spaceweather.com will probably
remain blank until November, when NLC activity shifts to the southern
hemisphere. NLCs are a summertime phenomenon and they switch back and
forth between the hemispheres accordingly. Stay tuned for more
electric blue ... in a few months.

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
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Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
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Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Earth-Directed X-flare

Space Weather News for Sept. 10, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

X-FLARE: Active sunspot AR2158 erupted on Sept. 10th, producing a
strong X1.6-class solar flare. Because the sunspot is directly facing
Earth, this is a geoeffective event. HF radio blackouts and other
communications disturbances have already been observed on the day-lit
side of Earth. Stay tuned to http://spaceweather.com for more
information and updates about the possibility of an Earth-directed CME
and geomagnetic storms in the days ahead.

DON'T MISS THE STORM: Aurora alerts are available from
http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com
(voice).


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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Long-duration Solar Flare

Space Weather News for Sept. 9, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

This morning (Sept. 9th at 00:30 UT) the magnetic canopy of sunspot
AR2158 erupted, producing a long-duration solar flare and a bright
CME. The CME, which billowed away from the sun at nearly 1,000 km/s,
has an Earth-directed component. A glancing blow is possible during
the late hours of Sept. 11/early hours of Sept. 12. High-latitude sky
watchers should be alert for auroras when the storm cloud arrives.
Check http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates.

AURORA ALERTS are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text)
and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Information

Monday, 8 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 6, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2013 V5 (Oukaïmeden):

- two 15x20 degrees charts for the period 8-17 September 2014

These new charts are now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Saturday, 6 September 2014

This is Interesting....
 

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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
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Colin James Watling
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Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Near-Earth asteroid flyby this weekend

Space Weather News for Sept. 4, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

ASTEROID FLYBY: On Sunday, Sept. 7th, a house-sized asteroid named
"2014 RC" will fly through the Earth-Moon system approximately 40,000
km from our planet. At closest approach, the space rock will be
almost inside the orbit of Earth's geosynchronous satellites. Amateur
astronomers, especially those in the southern hemisphere, may be able
to observe the flyby. Check http://spaceweather.com for more
information.

AURORA WATCH: On Sept. 6th, a day before the asteroid flyby, a CME is
expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field, setting
the stage for a nice display of high-latitude auroras. Geomagnetic
storm alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and
http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Information

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (September 2, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new chart for our homepage:

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS):

- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 3 - 19 September 2014


This new chart is now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Information

Monday, 1 September 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (August 31, 2014) +6 attachments

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring):

- two 7.5x10 degrees charts for the period 1 - 10 September 2014

C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden):

- a 6x8 degrees chart for the period 30 August - 4 September 2014
- a 7.5x10 degrees chart for the period 4 - 8 September 2014

C/2014 E2 (Jacques):

- a 12x16 degrees chart for the period 2 - 7 September 2014
- a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 7 - 11 September 2014


These new charts will also be available shortly in the charts section
of our mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma
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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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[BAA-ebulletin 00815] Reminder about the Glasgow Back to Basics

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BAA electronic bulletin
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Calling all members and those who would like to learn about a different
area of observing this workshop is for you.

With the nights drawing in and in hope of lots of clear nights this is a
good time to find out what you can do in the way of observing, how easy it
is to do and what to do with your findings.

Saturday October 11th 2014 we are running a Back to Basics Workshop in
Glasgow at the Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre (George Square) Hotel, 187
George Street, Glasgow, G1 1YU

This programme of talks and practical sessions is a way to help you learn
basic techniques and develop your interest to its full potential.
Experienced people will be on hand help you and to answer any questions you
may have

The cost for meeting is Free to all but if you would like refreshments (tea
or coffee) and the buffet lunch the cost is £8.00

This is the programme for the day: -

10:00

Registration – Tea/coffee

10:30

Official welcome – BAA Vice President – Mr Tom Boles

10:35

So what astronomy can I do? – Mrs Hazel Collett

10:45

What equipment & books do I need? – Dr Stewart Moore

11:30

Lunar observing & Workshop – Mr Nick James

12:15

Lunch


13:15

Astronomical Society of Glasgow - David Degan, President.

13:30

Planet observing & Workshop – Dr John Rogers

14:15

Solar observing and Workshop – Ms Lyn Smith

15:30

Afternoon Tea

16:00

Starting Radio Astronomy – Mr Paul Hyde

16:45

Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle

17:00

Close

The closing date is 29th September so please book early to avoid
disappointment.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO ALL ATTENDEES MUST PRE-BOOK

To book please complete the booking form enclosed in the August Journal or
download a copy from the BAA website www.britastro.org/glasgowb2b.
Alternatively you may phone the BAA office, 020 7734 4145, or e-mail
office@britastro.org and ask for a form to be sent to you.

Hazel Collett
Meetings Secretary
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Good Clear Skies
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Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00814] Macclesfield BAA weekend meeting

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BAA electronic bulletin
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BAA Macclesfield Weekend Meeting - Friday 5th – Sunday 7th September 2014

We do have a few places available if you are still thinking of coming to
this event. Please contact Maddy in the office by Friday 29th if you do
want to join us.

It will be good to have a few more BAA members attending as it is a BAA
meeting. At present there are more non BAA members booked.

Many thanks

Hazel


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Titled - "Into the deep and dark"

This is an opportunity to find out more about stars and the essential
role that they have played in the origin of life in the universe. The
knowledge that we have is based on work by amateurs and professionals
obtained through practical observation and cosmological theory. The weekend
will include an opportunity to visit the Museum of Science and Industry
(MOSI)
in Manchester.

The cost for the two days is FREE for BAA members, Affiliated
Society members, and accompanied children under 16 if booked in advance,
and £5.00 for non-members. The cost includes refreshments but not lunch. As
numbers are limited we ask you only to book if you are seriously intending
to come.

The programme for the weekend is as follows:

Friday Eve: Dr Clive Dickinson – 'The Microwave Universe'

Saturday: Dr Eamonn Kerins – 'The hunt for Earth-2'.

Prof Andrew Lyne –'Cosmic cannon balls -
The formation, life & uses of neutron stars'

Mr Chris Rose - 'Macclesfield AS - Past, present and
future'

Prof Leszek Roszkowski - Title to be confirmed

Dr Stewart Moore - 'Planetary nebulae for the amateur'

Mr Jeff Lashley - 'Experiments in a
Cambridgeshire field - the story of an amateur radio telescope project'

Times: Friday 19:00 – 21:00, Saturday 09:15 – 18:15

Full details (including a booking form) and maps can be found on the
BAA website www.britastro.org/macclesfield2014

Hope to see you there

Hazel

Hazel Collett
Meetings Secretary
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(c) 2014 British Astronomical Association http://www.britastro.org/
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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Monday, 25 August 2014

Magnificent M-class Eruption on Aug. 24th

Space Weather News for August 24, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

MAGNIFICENT SOLAR FLARE: A visually beautiful solar flare erupted from
the east limb of the sun today. Extreme UV radiation briefly ionized
the upper layers of Earth's atmosphere; otherwise, our planet was not
in the line of fire. The responsible sunspot will turn toward Earth
in the days ahead, boosting chances for geoeffective solar activity as
the week unfolds. Visit http://spaceweather.com for photos and more
information.

DID YOU MISS THE FLARE? Next time get a phone call. Solar flare
alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and
http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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Information

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (August 23, 2014)

Dear comet observers,

We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring):

- two 6x8 degrees charts for the period 24 August - 1 September 2014


These new charts are now available in the charts section of our
mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro

Reinder Bouma/Edwin van Dijk
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Good Clear Skies
--
Astrocomet
--
Colin James Watling
--
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and
also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
--
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/astrocomera
--
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
--
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and
Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland
Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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