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Spitzer’s Orion

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Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech Spitzer’s Orion  Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by […] Read more»



Public Meeting Tuesday 25th June 2019

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Buzz Aldrin setting up seismograph equipment. The lunar module is behind him. The moon landing was watched by an estimated 600 million people around the world. 20th July 1969 – Apollo 11 becomes the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon. Neil Armstrong (commander), Buzz Aldrin (lunar module pilot) and Michael Collins (command module […] Read more»



Public Meeting Tuesday 26th March 2019

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The featured image is an amateur image of the Orion Nebula taken with a Sony Alpha A6300 camera.  (Source: Wikipedia)   Our next meeting is this Tuesday 26th March  The Program – Daniel Evans will present an address about SpaceX. SpaceX is a private company that designs and launches spacecraft. […] Read more»





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