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Next Meeting, Friday 13 February

Globular Clusters

by Sarah Hutton
Imperial Collage London


See: Monthly Meetings for the details. 
 
School right-hand car park is closed 

Please use the left-hand car park and main school entrance instead.  Please see How to find us for more details.


Janus Newsletter

Observation of close approach of an asteroid! -- by Gary Walker
 
On January 26th-27th 2015, an asteroid of the Near Earth Object  (NEO)  class passed the Earth - at it's closest, about 3 times further away than the Moon!
 
As (for once!) the sky was clear ......

Read more in Janus

William Herschel Mirror -- by Louis Barman

Following the talk in January by Dr Stuart Eves on "William Herschel and the Rings of Uranus" . I thought I would make a trip to the science Museum to see the first mirror that William Herschel made to go in to the giant 40 foot long telescope..
 Read more in Janus
 
Prof Ian Morison is our Patron

Prof Ian Morison has kindly agreed to be the Patron of Ewell Astronomical Society. He is an astronomer and astrophysicist who served as the 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy. 

Gallery Update

Photographs of the Moon and Jupiter by David FishwickSee the Gallery for more photographs.

Gallery


Nonsuch Astronomy!

A new local astronomy website and blog spot




Next Users group meeting

Wednesday 18 February

Meeting
start at 8.00pm sharp 

See: Users Group for the details.

AGM Quiz Answers see in Janus

Observing

School Telescope Observing
Friday 6 Feb 2015 to start time 7:30pm
Observing only takes place if there is less than 50% cloud cover. 

See: Users Group for the details.

Ranmore Common Observing

See: Observing for the details.




BBC Stargazing LIVE
BBC Stargazing LIVE is moving to March 2015  to coincide with the Solar Eclipse that is taking place on the 20th March, but we as a Group have decided to continue with the tradition of having an event in January.  This is to ensure that this is a regular January event for the local community.


Astronomical Video

Shown at Jan meeting - by Maurice Gavin

Deep Sky imaging blitz




Comet PanSTARRS

photographs from Maurice Gavin, See the Janus for more photographs.