Monthly Archives: November 2011

The first floor

After a quiet period for the build, Friday saw the first floor completed. The metal decking had previously been installed, and can be seen here around the telescope column. Before the floor slab was poured, concrete was pumped into the … Continue reading

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Is there life on Mars? Join the debate at TLES

We are very pleased to be able to reveal that Dr Lewis Dartnell will be coming to The Long Eaton School on Wednesday, January 18th 2012. He will be giving a talk on the subject of Astrobiology, and this will … Continue reading

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Jupiter and its moons, 3rd November 2011

Last week’s sky watching event focussed on the planet Jupiter and its moons. As Jupiter has more than 60 named moons we concentrated on those that can be seen with a small telescope; the four Galilean moons. The weather forecast … Continue reading

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A lot going on this week

We were visited by a reporter and photographer from the Nottingham Evening Post on Thursday, and their story about the observatory development has now been published in the paper and online Eagle-eyed readers will notice that the photo used in … Continue reading

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