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Next meeting WEDNESDAY 10 February

 Rosetta:

by 
Matt Taylor
From ESA and Imperial Collage London

Note: As requested by Matt this meeting is on a WEDNESDAY

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.

The Lunar Eclipse


Two articles -- by Louis and Gary
 
Then wow, I noticed how dark it has got, the moonshine had really lit up all the gardens below, and now that had all gone. And even more exciting, I could see stars and the moon at the same time through my scope.

Read more in Janus

Janus Newsletter

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction -- by Gary Walker
 
For the past few months and weeks, Jupiter has been slowly crawling towards Venus in the evening sky, leading to a Planetary Conjunction - at closest on June 30th.

Read more in Janus

GOTO or not GOTO?  That is the Question! -- by Gary Walker

Read more in Janus

What are your favourite astronomical objects?
     Read about what Gary's favourite astronomical objects are.    

Report on the visit to Mullard Space Science Laboratory -- by Gary Walker
 
On April 22nd 2015, we finally made the long proposed trip to the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL).

Read more in Janus

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
 
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. 


Nonsuch Astronomy!

A local astronomy website and blog spot



Observing

School Telescope Observing
Friday 5 February 2016  --  start time 7:30pm
Observing only takes place if there is less than 50% cloud cover. 

See: Users Group for the details.

Next users group meeting 

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Meeting 
start at 8.00pm sharp 

See: Users Group for the details.

Observing

Ranmore Common Observing
Mon 11 - Thu 14 January 2016 -- CANCELLED
Members will receive an email on the day. 

See: Observing for the details.

Lunar Eclipse Images

By Louis Barman -- See the Gallery

Solar Images

 By Ron Jonson -- See the Gallery



See Janus



Astronomical Video

Shown at Jan meeting - by Maurice Gavin

Deep Sky imaging blitz