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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
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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)

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
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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
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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
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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

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
--
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

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
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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
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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)
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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
--
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
--
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)

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
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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

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
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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

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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Information

[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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(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
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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
--
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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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
--
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
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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

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
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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

Friday, 22 August 2014

Solar Activity Picks Up

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

SOLAR ACTIVITY: Solar activity has been low for weeks. A new sunspot
turning toward Earth could change that. AR2149 announced itself on
August 21st with a M3-class solar flare that sent waves of ionization
coursing through Earth's upper atmosphere. The active region appears
capable of more eruptions in the days ahead. Visit
http://spaceweather.com for updates.

MORNING SKY SHOW: Set your alarm for dawn--again. The crescent Moon
is joining Jupiter and Venus to form a bright triangle in the early
morning sky. The best time to look is August 23rd about 30 to 45
minutes before local sunrise. Photos of the encounter may be found at
http://spaceweathergallery.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
--
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, 20 August 2014

CME Strike Produces Auroras Seen from Space

Space Weather News for August 20, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

A minor CME hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of
August 19th. At first, the weak impact did little to stir geomagnetic
activity, but a geomagnetic storm has since developed as Earth passes
through the wake of the solar storm cloud. Astronauts on the ISS
report a gorgeous display of auroras seen from Earth orbit. Updates
and photos may be found on http://spaceweather.com

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
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Colin James Watling
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Monday, 18 August 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (August 17, 2014)

Dear comet observers,    We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:    C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden):    - a 3.0x4.0 degrees chart for the period 19 - 24 August 2014  - a 4.5x6.0 degrees chart for the period 24 - 30 August 2014     C/2014 E2 (Jacques):    - three 12x16 degrees charts for the period 19 August - 2 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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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Bright Planet Conjunction

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

WOW! MORNING CONJUNCTION:  Jupiter and Venus are converging in the eastern sky for a spectacular pre-dawn conjunction.  Closest approach is Monday morning, August 18th.  The event is highlighted on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com

MINOR STORM WARNING:   Minor geomagnetic storms are possible during the late hours of August 18th when a faint CME is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field head-on.  Aurora alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen August 15, 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 16 - 24 August 2014
These new charts are now available in the charts section of our mainpage at: http://www.shopplaza.nl/astro
 
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Monday, 11 August 2014

The Perseid Meteor Shower.....

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-perseid-meteor-shower

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Perseid Meteor Shower...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/supermoon-2014-perigee-moon-might-make-perseid-meteor-shower-harder-to-see-as-astronomers-await-memorable-event-9659699.html

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[BAA-ebulletin 00812] Large storms detected on Uranus: Observations required.

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A series of large storms has erupted in the upper atmosphere of Uranus.

Images taken by Imke de Pater (UC Berkeley), Larry Sromovosky and Pat Fry (U. Wisconsin), and Heidi Hammel (AURA).  They used the near-infrared  camera NIRC2 at a wavelength of 1.6 micron, with adaptive optics on the 10-m Keck II telescope show a series of storms along with a very large one in the planet's northern hemisphere.

The storms were detected on 5th-6th August, and the Saturn Section would like to ask all observers with large telescopes (200mm or more) to make regular observations of the planet to see if these storms can be observed with amateur telescopes.  Images taken in the near-infrared would be particularly helpful.

Uranus has a reputation for being a bland world, but the recent observations show the planet is capable of producing vast, powerful storms.  Smaller storms have been observed before, but the latests outbreak appears to be the largest.

Uranus is currently located in the constellation of Pisces and culminates at around 0255UT making it a late evening/early morning object.  It's exact position can be found in the BAA Handbook.  Please send any observations you make the Saturn Section.

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[BAA-ebulletin 00813] Reminder - closing date for BAA Macclesfield Weekend Meeting is coming up.

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

With less than a month to go if you are planning to come to this event but
have not yet booked please do so now as there are still a few places left.
The closing date for group bookings for the Sunday  "Step inside the
World's Greatest Experiment - CERN's Large Hadron Collider" at MOSI is this
coming Friday. Anyone wishing to go after this date will have to pay the
full rate of £7.0

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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'

Sunday:  Visit the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester - including the
CERN Collider Experience

Times:  Friday 19:00 – 21:00, Saturday 09:15 – 18:15
Sunday's Collider Experience 10:30 for 11:00 tour.

Museum entry is free but there will be an opportunity to visit a special event
which will give you a chance to "Step inside the World's Greatest Experiment
- CERN's Large Hadron Collider". We have arranged a special group rate of
£4 for adult entry (it is normally £7) but this only applies if booked by
the deadline of 18th August. We will be on the 11 a.m. tour and have
arranged coach transport from Macclesfield at a cost of £9 return.

You will be able to leave your luggage on the coach as the driver will
be staying
with it at all times. Alternatively you can use your own transport but
please arrive at the museum by 10:30.

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

Hazel Collett
Meetings Secretary
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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Supermoon Technology....

http://earthsky.org/?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=86da14f036-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-86da14f036-393732205

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Supermoon Weekend.....

http://earthsky.org/tonight/most-super-supermoon-of-2014-on-august-10?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=86da14f036-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-86da14f036-393732205

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (August 6, 2014)

Dear comet observers,    We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:    C/2014 E2 (Jacques):    - two 9x12 degrees charts for the period 8 - 19 August 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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Historic Comet Rendezvous Today

Space Weather News for August 6, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

ROSETTA COMET: The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe has reached 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and is maneuvering to go into orbit around the comet's core. This is an historic event. After Rosetta goes into orbit, it will follow the comet around the sun, observing its activity from point-blank range. Moreover, in November, Rosetta will drop a lander onto the comet's strange surface. Check http://spaceweather.com for more information and links to a live webcast of today's rendezvous.

SPACE WEATHER TWEETS:   Spaceweather.com is now on Twitter.  Get your solar storm warnings at https://twitter.com/spaceweatherman .


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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

This is a good website to look at.....

http://www.meteorwatch.org/

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[BAA-ebulletin 00811] PERSEID METEORS SHOW INCREASING ACTIVITY

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PERSEID METEORS SHOW INCREASING ACTIVITY

With many places experiencing clear nights over the past few days, observers
across the British Isles have reported increasing Perseid meteor activity.
The Perseids are one of the most reliable showers of the annual meteor
calendar, producing an abundance of fast, bright meteors. Indeed there have
been a number of lovely Perseid fireballs reported already this year.
        With full Moon on August 10, there will be considerable interference
by moonlight this year. Bright moonlight has an adverse effect on meteor
observing, and for a few days to either side of Full Moon, lunar glare
swamps many of the fainter meteors, reducing the total number of meteors
seen. Fortunately, the Perseid shower contains a high percentage of bright
meteors so there should still be a good show this month.
        It should be remembered that a number of other, lesser showers are
also active at this time of year, such as the Delta and Iota Aquarids and
Alpha Capricornids, so there is plenty of interest for the meteor observer.
For details of all activity at this time, please refer to the Meteor Diary
in the 2014 BAA Handbook.
        Video meteor systems recorded the first Perseid meteors in mid-July
and the shower will continue to be active until late August. The shower's
activity displays a marked 'kick' around August 8-9 and steadily increasing
observed rates may be expected from now until the peak, which is expected at
around 00h UT (01h BST) on August 13, coinciding with a waning gibbous Moon
in Pisces this year. Peak rates are likely during the night of August 12-13,
particularly in the pre-dawn hours of August 13.
        Observers watching after midnight on August 12-13 should experience
increasing activity towards dawn, as the shower radiant at RA 03h 13m,  Dec.
+58° (near the Double Cluster, on the Perseus-Cassiopeia border) climbs
higher in the eastern sky. Visual observers may minimize the effects of
moonlight by positioning themselves so the Moon is behind them and hidden
behind a wall or other suitable obstruction.
        It is hoped that, weather permitting, observers will cover Perseid
activity on the nights leading up to maximum, particularly on August 10-11
and 11-12 and also after the peak on August 13-14. The Perseids are an ideal
target for digital imaging due to the relative abundance of bright meteors.
The best observed rates are usually noted when the Perseid radiant is
highest in the sky during the pre-dawn hours, but even in early evening the
radiant is already at quite a favourable elevation above the horizon.
Observations in recent years have revealed noticeable variations in activity
from year to year and we shall just have to wait and see what is in store
for us in 2014.
        The BAA's visual meteor report forms, available as downloads in both
pdf and Excel formats, enable observers to record the details of each meteor
seen. These include: time of appearance (UT); apparent magnitude
(brightness); type (shower member, or random, 'background' sporadic);
constellation in which seen; presence and duration of any persistent train.
Other notes may mention flaring or fragmentation in flight, or marked
colour. Watches should ideally be of an hour's duration or longer (in
multiples of 30 minutes). Observers are reminded to carefully record the
observing conditions and the stellar limiting magnitude.
        By whatever means you observe the Perseids this year, please submit
your results to the BAA Meteor Section via meteor@britastro.org.

This e-bulletin issued by:

Dr John Mason
Director, BAA Meteor Section
email: meteor@britastro.org

2014 August 4
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Monday, 4 August 2014

Meteor Activity Intensifies

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

METEOR ACTIVITY: Meteor activity is increasing as Earth plunges deeper into the debris stream of Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Last night alone, NASA cameras recorded more than a dozen Perseid fireballs along with one sporadic bolide (exploding meteor) that might have dropped pieces of itself over the southeastern USA.   Visit http://spaceweather.com for video and observing tips.

CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot AR2130 is directly facing Earth and it has a complex 'delta-class' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares.  X-flare alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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Saturday, 2 August 2014

SpotTheStation

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov>
Date: 2 August 2014 13:57
Subject: SpotTheStation
To: United-Kingdom-England-Norwich-AM@lists.hq.nasa.gov


Time: Sun Aug 03 1:43 AM, Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 65 degrees, Appears: SE, Disappears: E

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Friday, 1 August 2014

SpotTheStation

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov>
Date: 1 August 2014 14:57
Subject: SpotTheStation
To: United-Kingdom-England-Norwich-AM@lists.hq.nasa.gov


Time: Sat Aug 02 2:30 AM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 66 degrees, Appears: W, Disappears: ESE
 
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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (July 30, 2014)

Dear comet observers,    We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:    C/2012 X1 (LINEAR):    - a 3.0x4.0 degrees chart for the period 30 July - 8 August 2014    C/2014 E2 (Jacques):    - a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 30 July - 8 August 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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Monday, 28 July 2014

Weekend fireballs kick off annual Perseid meteor shower

Space Weather News for July 27, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

WEEKEND FIREBALLS:  Fireballs detected this weekend by NASA meteor cameras signal the start of the annual Perseid meteor shower.  The shower's peak isn't due until August, but now might be the best time to look.  Find out why at http://spaceweather.com

SOLAR FLARE SURPRISE? Lately, the sun has been remarkably quiet. Statistics show, however, that the most potent eruptions often occur during the declining phase of the solar cycle, taking forecasters by complete surprise.  More than ever, now is the time for X-flare alerts available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Delta 4 rocket launch reschedule​d for tonight...

http://spaceflightnow.com/delta/d368/status.html

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Sunspot Number Drops to Zero

Space Weather News for July 18, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

ZERO SUNSPOTS:  On July 17th, for the first time in nearly 3 years, the sunspot number dropped to zero.  Is Solar Max finished?  Forecasts and further discussion of this "All Quiet" event highlight today's edition of http://spaceweather.com

SPACE WEATHER ON TWITTER:  Spaceweather.com (@spaceweatherman) is now on Twitter.  Follow the action at https://twitter.com/spaceweatherman

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Eerie Quiet Descends on the Sun

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

SUDDEN QUIET: Less than two weeks ago, the sun was peppered with large active regions.  Now, the face of the sun is almost completely blank.  Suddenly, the sunspot number and the sun's x-ray output have dropped to their lowest levels in years.  Is Solar Maximum finished?  Probably not, but the ongoing quiet spell is remarkable.  Check http://spaceweather.com for forecasts and further discussion.

INSTANT FLARE ALERTS  Despite the quiet spell, the sun will erupt again. Solar flare alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Charts-info Astrosite Groningen (July 14, 2014)

Dear comet observers,    We have prepared the following new charts for our homepage:    C/2012 X1 (LINEAR):    - two 3.0x4.0 degrees charts for the period 15 - 30 July 2014    C/2014 E2 (Jacques):    - a 9x12 degrees chart for the period 16 - 30 July 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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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Solar flare erupts from unexpected source

Space Weather News for July 8, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

M6-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: On July 8th, Earth-orbiting satellites detected a strong M6-class solar flare.  The flare itself came as little surprise because there is a phalanx of large sunspots crossing the solar disk.  However, the source of the flare was unexpected.   Check http://spaceweather.com for more information about the blast site and prospects for additional eruptions in the days ahead.

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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Friday, 4 July 2014

Noctilucent Outburst

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

NOCTILUCENT OUTBURST: For the past two nights, observers in many European countries have seen bright electric-blue noctilucent clouds after sunset.  The display on July 3rd appears to be the best of the year so far, and would seem to herald even more widespread sightings in the nights ahead, not only in Europe but also in North America.  For pictures and observing tips, please visit http://spaceweather.com

SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: A large sunspot is transiting the face of the sun.  Could this lead to 4th of July fireworks? X-flare alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


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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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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00809] Urgent: Mars dust storm alert

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As Mars becomes difficult to observe even in the early evening from the UK, a bright cloud, probably dust, has been registered in colour images of July 1 submitted by Clyde Foster (S. Africa). The cloud was located in Libya-Isidis Regio, which is one of several well-known dust emergence sites.

Any observations will be appreciated. The region becomes accessible to UK observers over the next few evenings. Please send your observations to me, and good luck with your work!

Richard McKim,
Director, Mars Section

[richardmckim 'at' btinternet.com]

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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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[BAA-ebulletin 00808] Reminder for Summer Meeting - book now!

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We still have a few places available for the Summer Meeting so if you would
like to come please book immediately.

This meeting is free to BAA members, affiliated societies and accompanied
children under 16 but £7.50 for all others.

You must *pre-book* and booking forms can be found on the BAA website
*www.britastro.org/summermeeting2014
<http://www.britastro.org/summermeeting2014>*

Tea and coffee will be available at Registration and for afternoon tea.



*BAA Summer Meeting 2014*

*Saturday, 12th July 2014*

*University College London Christopher Ingold Building*

*20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ*

*10.00 am – 5.30 pm*

*'Observational Astronomy*

*Then and Now:*

*The Legacy of Sir Patrick Moore'*

*Some observational interests of the late Sir Patrick Moore and the
techniques being utilised today in these same fields*


*www.britastro.org/summermeeting2014
<http://www.britastro.org/summermeeting2014>*



Meeting Programme to include:


  *21st Century Imaging of the Moon and Planets*

Pete Lawrence

BBC TV *Sky at Night* and www.digitalsky.org.uk

*Notes and Drawings from the Observational Notebooks*

*of Sir Patrick Moore*

Dr John Mason

Press & Publicity Officer, British Astronomical Association

*Observing Variable Stars – Then and Now*

Dr David Boyd

Variable Star Observer and Past President, British Astronomical Association

*Observing Our Dynamic Sun*

Lyn Smith

 Director, Solar Section, British Astronomical Association

*The Legacy of Sir Patrick Moore in a Historical Context*

Dr Allan Chapman

Faculty of History, Wadham College, University of Oxford



*Programme correct at time of printing*

*For directions to venue see www.britastro.org/summermeeting2014
<http://www.britastro.org/summermeeting2014>*

*All BAA members & members of BAA affiliated societies may attend free of
charge*




*Organisers: Dr. John Mason MBE & Hazel Collett*
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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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Saturday, 28 June 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00807] **Advance information for the BAA Macclesfield weekend. **

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******** Advance information for the BAA Macclesfield weekend. ********


Numbers are limited to 100 so if you are seriously interested in coming
please book NOW.


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


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'

                     Dr John McDonald - 'The Universe: from the earliest
time to the sky we see today'

                     Dr Stewart Moore - 'Planetary nebulae for the amateur'

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

Sunday:  Visit the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester - including
the CERN Collider Experience

Times:  Friday 19:00 – 21:00, Saturday 09:15 – 18:15
Sunday's Collider Experience 10:30 for 11:00 tour.

Museum entry is free but there will be an opportunity to visit a special
event which will give you a chance to "Step inside the World's Greatest
Experiment - CERN's Large Hadron Collider". We have arranged a special
group rate of £4 for adult entry (it is normally £7) but this only applies
if booked by the deadline of 18th August. We will be on the 11 a.m. tour
and have arranged coach transport from Macclesfield at a cost of £9 return.
You will be able to leave your luggage on the coach as the driver will be
staying with it at all times. Alternatively you can use your own transport
but please arrive at the museum by 10:30.

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

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)
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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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