Feb 6th – AGM

We will hold a short AGM during the February meeting to elect the committee and collect Subs. Several new members are hoping to join us and new member Andy will giving us a demo of his astrophotography mini-PC We will…

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October 3rd – Open Evening

Tuesday October 3rd 2023 – 7:00pm Bring a telescope, bring a slide show, bring your news.

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Dec 5th : Quiz and Curry

Curry has been order, deposits collected and Adz is busy writing those quiz questions. Meal at 7pm followed by the annual Christmas Quiz

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September Astro News

Annular Eclipse: https://www.space.com/how-long-will-october-annular-solar-eclipse-2023-last Carbon found in Europa’s oceans

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Build a Moon Rocket in Your Shed – Ian Johnson – Nov 7th

An account of a plan to launch a very small space craft to the moon using technology that would be available to “men in sheds”. The study was undertaken for a TV company. The talk covers some of the issues…

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Star Party – September 23rd

Join the Redditch Astronomical Society for a Star Party (weather permitting) at pm on September 23rd 2023 at Morton Stanley Park Cafe. Bring a telescope or binoculars or just your curiosity. The moon will be low so expect dark skies,…

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Perseid meteor shower Aug 12th

One of the best meteor showers will reach its peak on August 12/13 2023. Not only is this NOT a school night but there is a new moon, so any Meteors will be readily visible, even from your backgarden. Perhaps…

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A Two-Faced White Dwarf

Our most recent guest speaker makes the news today with a paper about a two faced white dwarf. One side Hydrogen the other Helium. What weird stars these continue to be.. https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/?newsItem=8a17841b8949662201896ec1d6684a90 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/jul/19/two-faced-star-with-helium-and-hydrogen-sides-baffles-astronomers-janus

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Dynamic Shell Fusion

A teaser for September with news of a mew way to achieve Fusion https://phys.org/news/2023-07-technique-mass-production-fusion-energy.html

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Redditch Borough Poem

With dark southern skies,local star watchers gaze in wonderat majestic constellationsand fleeting space station flybys

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Coliding Galaxies and Jodrell Bank

Thursday’s hinted at announcement, the detection of gravitational waves from merging galaxies. A foretaste of what happens as Andromeda creeps ever closer http://BBC News – Scientists pick up shock waves from colliding galaxies https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-66039810

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