The Long Eaton Astronomical Society met for the June meeting for another excellent presentation by Steve Ibbotson of Astrosphere. Steve took us on a guided tour of the Summer and Autumn sky pointing out various targets for us to try and find. Steve’s talk was accompanied by some fantastic images taken by himself and some great sketches too advising that sketching makes you see more than just having a quick look.
After the main presentation Steve answered a few questions relating. Mike then expanded on the solar section of this months newsletter giving advice on how to observe the Sun safely and some of the features you may expect to see with which methods.
Next month we meet on Monday the 21st July at the usual time of 6:30pm. We have a guest speaker from the National Space Center who will be talking about Near Earth Objects (NEO’s) and the formation of our Solar System. If the weather is clear we will again attempt to observe the Sun before the presentation. Afterwards there may be a surprise, more details on that closer the time.
As promised here is a link to a you tube video of a warning against using cheap so called Solar filters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5xb3b-vRd4