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

Meeting Cancelled 20th July

Due to unforeseen circumstances the next meeting of the Long Eaton Astronomical Society has been cancelled of the 20th July 2017. Therefore the next meeting is on September 28th when our guest speaker is Professor Alfonso Aragon-Salamanca of Nottingham University.

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Space Seraph – an update

On June 28th TLES launched the high altitude balloon mission “Space Seraph”. The launch was a great success with many local primary school students gathered to watch the launch prior to the annual “Eco day”. All appeared to be going … Continue reading

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Space Seraph Update T minus 19 hours

Preparations are continuing for the launch of our high altitude balloon tomorrow at 09:35. For up to the minute updates throughout the mission follow us on Twitter @TLESPhysics

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Space Seraph – Race to the Heavens

The Long Eaton School are due to launch our second “near space” mission. The mission name Space Seraph was chosen by students of the school and a house competition set to design a mission patch. Launch Date: 28th June 2017. … Continue reading

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Long Eaton Astronomical Society – 25th May

The next meeting of the Long Eaton Astronomical┬áSociety is this Thursday 25th May at the usual time of 7pm. The guest speaker this month is Steve Ibbotson of Astrosphere talking about “The Solar System”. If the weather allows there will … Continue reading

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Long Eaton Astronomical Society March 23rd – Dr Alan Wood.

The next meeting is on Thursday the 23rd of March at the usual time of 7:00pm. We are joined by Dr Alan Wood of Nottingham Trent University and his students. The focus of the talk will be on the effects … Continue reading

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Long Eaton Astronomical Society 23rd February – Aurora at Jupiter

The next meeting of the Long Eaton Astronomical Society is this Thursday the 23rd February. Guest speaker Rosie Johnson of Leicester University will be giving a talk entitled “The Aurora at Jupiter”. Jupiter like the Earth has spectacular Aurora but … Continue reading

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