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Public Meeting Tuesday 9th July

Featured image Jupiter

Jupiter from Juno (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS; Processing: Kevin M. Gill)   What does Jupiter look like up close? Most images of Jupiter are taken from far away, either from Earth or from a great enough distance that nearly half the planet is visible. This shot was taken by the robotic Juno spacecraft in February this year during its 17th […] Read more»



AGM Committee Results

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Image Credit: NASA, Juno, SwRI, MSSS Processing & License: Gerald Eichstädt & Sean Doran   As Jupiter is currently in our skies during the early evening, it’s topical to touch on the Abyss on its surface. ***************************** Jupiter Abyss What’s that black spot on Jupiter? No one is sure. During the latest pass of NASA’s Juno around Jupiter, the robotic spacecraft […] Read more»



Public Meeting Tuesday 11th June 2019

Pan-Starrs

Pan-STARRS Across the Lagoon  Image Data Credit: Pan-STARRS, Eric Coles, Martin Pugh – Processing: Eric Coles Ridges of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds inhabit the turbulent, cosmic depths of the Lagoon Nebula. Also known as M8, the bright star forming region is about 5,000 light-years distant. But it still makes for a popular stop on telescopic […] Read more»





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