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Saturday, June 9

Meetings update

At the May meeting Bill bravely tackled the subject of Dark Matter. Usually the cause of much heckling from certain members every time it is raised in meetings, Bill revealed several pieces of strong evidence for it's presence and indeed explained how the very structure of the Universe depends on the way this mysterious substance behaves. However, despite knowing many of its properties and eliminating many possible candidates, we are still no nearer understanding exactly what it is!

The next meeting is 26th June when we will have our third guest speaker of the year -Dr Keith Robinson of The University of Central Lancashire who will be giving a talk entitled "The Colourful Universe" If you have ever wondered what is behind all the wonderful colours you see an astronomical images then this is your chance to find out!

As an added bonus, if it is sunny, I will have my spectrograph set up outside from 7pm before the meeting So if you have not had a chance to view the solar spectrum in glorious high resolution, be sure to arrive a few minutes early.

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