Long Eaton Astronomical Society Meeting 25th September.

After the Summer break we meet on Thursday 25th September for the start of the new school year. We will be welcoming back Dr Dan Brown of Nottingham Trent University with a talk entitled “Nocturnal Skyscapes – Light Pollution and Cultural Heritage”

Dr D Brown from Nottingham Trent University will be illustrating how the sky above ancient monuments is part of what defines our cultural heritage and allows us to see what our ancestors saw. However, light pollution is destroying such a unique experience and therefore a part of our cultural heritage. Therefore, we need to act and save our dark skies.

Afterwards if the weather allows we shall have a chance for some observing, we hope to observe an object or two within the so called “Summer Triangle”. There will also be a chance to see some of the upgrades carried out in the observatory over the Summer break.

As always refreshments will be available from 6:15pm with a start time of 6:30pm. All are welcome, under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Free for members and under 16’s and a suggested donation of £2 towards costs for non members.

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