Monthly Archives: February 2013

Astronomy club – Wednesday 27th February

Tomorrow’s Astronomy club session will start at 7pm until approximately 8.30pm. After the recent near misses we will be looking at the topic of Near Earth Objects (NEO’s). There will be a chance to observe in the observatory weather permitting. … Continue reading

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Near miss!

Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass Earth this evening in a very near miss. It is the size of an olympic swimming pool and will pass the Earth at a distance of just 27,700 km. This is even closer than our … Continue reading

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Long Eaton students to present at Nottingham Trent University

On Monday 25th February a group of our students will be presenting their work on light pollution at Nottingham Trent University’s Open Dome event. The project has been led by year 11 student Bethany Graham and has included an Orion … Continue reading

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Long Eaton Astronomical Society Meeting – Tuesday 12th February 2013

Re-scheduled from 6th December 2012. Professor Michael Merrifield, University of Nottingham – 21st Century Telescopes We are pleased to welcome Professor Michael Merrifield who will be giving a talk about 21st century telescopes on Tuesday starting at 6pm. Astronomical discoveries and the development … Continue reading

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Andy Newsam’s Astro Tour Review

On the 21st and 22nd of January we were joined by Professor Andy Newsam who was visiting us as part of his Astro Tour. There were lots of opportunities for students, parents and members of the public to get involved, including … Continue reading

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