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Program for Public Meeting 12th February 2019

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto's moon Charon just before closest approach on July 14, 2015. Charon’s striking reddish north polar region is informally named Mordor Macula.
(Source: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

~  Our next meeting is Tuesday 12th February The Wonders, Origins and Diversity of Life presented by noted English Astrophysicist Prof. Brian Cox Biodiversity – examples of life on earth Seeing Inside the Sun Surface of the Sun  (Source: youtube) New Horizons’ Discoveries Around Pluto Three billion miles from Earth, NASA’s […] Read more»



Tuesday 23rd October Meeting – Venus, Earth’s Twin

Damia Bouic, an amateur image processor, combined Akatsuki images taken through its UVI camera — at different distances — to create this composite. The brown region bristles with small convective clouds.
JAXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic

This Tuesday we have another live talk in our series of planets of our solar system. George Gray will look at Venus – deemed to be Earth’s twin, but still radically different! “Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224 Earth days. It has the longest rotation period (243 days) of any planet in the Solar […] Read more»





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