GoSpaceWatch October Zoom Lecture Meeting

“My Journey into Astrophotography” by Roger Hyman. 21st October 2020 Roger will be giving his insight on how to start with some basic equipment using a tripod, camera and tracker. Setting up the equipment and producing photographs, time lapses and putting still images into a presentation to show others your work.   Full details are on the Eventbrite […]

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GoSpaceWatch World Space Week Online Lecture Meeting

Persephone: Pluto System Orbiter and Kuiper Belt Explorer Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 7:30 pm UK Time By Dr Carly Howett: Assistant Director of the Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA About the Lecture: Persephone is a NASA-funded concept mission study to investigate the feasibility of sending a mission to orbit […]

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Orkney International Science Festival

A virtual Festival this year, and runs from the 4th to the 9th September 2020 Their website The Astronomy programme runs as follows September 4 → 7:30 pm ─ 8:30 pm FINDING PLANETS AROUND OTHER STARS  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9aONYE3beM&feature=youtu.be Moray’s astronomy club SIGMA hosts a visit from Prof. Ken Rice of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and welcome you to […]

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A New Season of Observing

The very word ‘society’ implies a social connection between its members. We meet up for lectures, outreach and observing or astro-chats with friends over coffee & biscuits at home or a drink & crisps in the pub. The virus has put strict limits on most of those activities: Group meetings for lectures are impractical for […]

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GoSpaceWatch August Zoom Meeting

Wednesday 19th August 2020 19:30 – 21:30 BST “The Art of Remote Observing: Social Distancing at its Best!” By Pete Williamson FRAS. Remote Telescopes for Public and Educational use. How to gain access to telescopes and observatories across the globe for private use and for teachers / STEM Ambassadors to use in the classroom. The […]

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GoSpaceWatch July Zoom Online Meeting

GoSpaceWatch July Zoom Online Meeting: Wednesday 15th July 2020 19:30 BST Marsquake!: NASA’s InSight Mission to Mars Dr Anna Horleston (University of Bristol) About the Lecture: NASA’s InSight lander is the first dedicated geophysical lander sent to Mars. It arrived on the red planet in November 2018 and has been collecting all sorts of geophysical […]

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Activity During Lockdown

Astronomical societies throughout the UK have, in line with Government advice, suspended meetings and other activities in order to protect their members and visitors from contracting the virus. Some societies have become very creative during this period by maintaining contact with their members using online and digital technology. We have seen a number of societies […]

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Easing Out of Lockdown

From the middle of May 2020 the government started to announce easing of the lock down restrictions. If this trend should continue, there may be opportunities, at some point in the future, for astronomical societies to begin some limited activity.To assist astronomical societies with managing the easing of these restrictions, we will have a document […]

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