Long Eaton Astronomical Society up and running

On the 1st of March we had our very first meeting of the Long Eaton Astronomical Society. The meeting was very well attended by members of the public who were given a talk on meteorites by Graham Ensor.

After the talk attendees were able to view Graham’s amazing collection of meteorites which he had brought along with him. We then headed up to the observatory just in time to catch a glimpse of Mars before it disappeared behind the clouds, we then moved on to Jupiter which was visible along with its equatorial cloud bands and Galilean moons.

If you would like to attend a future meeting of the Astronomical Society the schedule for 2012 is:

Thursday 3rd May                         (5-7pm – solar observing)

Thursday 5th July                          (5-7pm – solar observing)

Thursday 6th September              (8-10pm)

Thursday 4th October                   (8-10pm)

Thursday 6th December               (6-8pm)

 Further details will be posted on our forthcoming events page.


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An astronomical observatory at The Long Eaton School, scheduled to open in early 2012
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