Thursday, March 25
Sunspot 1057 appeared a couple of days ago and has already thrown a large Coronal Mass Ejection out into space (but not in our direction). The spot is still growing and as it turns to face earth we could be in for increased chances of aurorae.
Check out www.spaceweather.com for more.
Tuesday, March 23
Sunday, March 21
The March 2010 CAS meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th March with the following agenda:
- Astronomy & Spaceflight Newsround by Chris Darwin
- Introduction to Astrophysics by Dennis Kelly
- Measuring the distance to the Galactic Centre
- Calculating the earth's orbital velocity
- An Alternative History of Astronomy by Ian Smith
The meeting starts at 7.30pm, hall open from around 7.15pm, in St Joseph's Church Hall Cockermouth.
Anyone who has done any visual or photographic observations over the last month is welcome to bring along pictures or talk about their experiences.
See you on the 30th.
Sunday, March 14
Thursday, March 11
Look here for a narrowband image of the "head" showing spectacular detail in the shockfront of the expanding explosion:
Basically it involves counting the number of stars visible with the naked eye in the constellation of Orion. All the details are at the Globe at Night website, where you also leave your results. We could also compare our local results at the March meeting.
As we seem to be having some good clear weather at the moment I'd encourage everyone to get out there and take part.
Tuesday, March 9
Canon 300D modified
12 x 10 minute exposures @ ISO800
Tuesday, March 2
The speaker is Alex Murphy of the University of Edinburgh.
The venue is the Samuel Lindow Building, UCLAN's Westlakes Campus.
The time is 6.30pm on the 23rd March.
If you're interested then email: WestCumbriaIOP@googlemail.com