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Tuesday, November 30

Meeting reminder

Just a reminder to say that the meeting is on tonight.

If the skies are clear we may get a chance to go to the Memorial Gardens afterwards, so anyone interested bring along your binoculars or scopes.


Friday, November 19

November Meeting

This month's meeting will take place on Tuesday 30th November 2010 at the usual venue (St Joseph's Parish Hall in Cockermouth).

We have a guest speaker this month, Robin Bellerby from across the Solway. Robin is coming to speak about the creation of the UK's first Dark Sky Park in Dumfries & Galloway, recognised internationally for the quality of its dark skies.

Chris will also be giving an update on astronomy and spaceflight news over the past month.

All are welcome, members and visitors alike. See you there!


Saturday, November 6

Hartley 2 flyby images

There is lots of information and fantastic images around at the moment about the EPOXI mission flyby of comet Hartley 2 (yes it is the same comet previously, and more correctly referred to as 103P/Hartley).

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Hartley 2 nucleus from EPOXI mission
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