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Public Meeting Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Saturn rocket

The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle lifts off on 16th July, 1969 from Kennedy Space Centre’s launch complex in Florida. (Source: Getty Images) The ‘Apollo 11’ crewed Moon landing programme Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, […] Read more»



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»



Public Meeting Tuesday 9th April 2019

This view shows several of the ALMA antennas and the central regions of the Milky Way above. In this wide field view, the zodiacal light is seen upper right and at lower left Mars is seen. Saturn is a bit higher in the sky towards the centre of the image. The image was taken during the ESO Ultra HD (UHD) Expedition.

The band of the Milky Way galaxy can be seen at night in areas with dark skies. Here it is seen with several Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Arra (ALMA) antenna. (Credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi   Our next meeting is this Tuesday 9th April   The Program On-screen presentations – The formation of Our Galaxy […] Read more»





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