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

October Open Dome Event 18th October 2017

The Inferno World with Titanium Skies. – Ryan McDonald – Cambridge University. In September, 2017, the European Southern Observatory announced the discovery of a truly alien exoplanet atmosphere. Heated to over 2000C, the inferno world WASP-19b is the first exoplanet … Continue reading

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Adult Learning Courses Starting in November.

In November two adult learning courses are starting with Royal Astronomical Society Fellow Mike Perkins. In the setting of the Malcolm Parry Observatory at the Long Eaton School courses are aimed at all abilities. No prior subject knowledge is required … Continue reading

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Latest Solar Image 26.09.2017

Our local star the Sun has been void of much activity over the last week or two but we now see the return of the sunspot groups from a couple of weeks ago. Captured here in white light using our … Continue reading

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Community Open Dome Event 28th Sept – Galaxies in 3D

Thursday 28th September – 7pm The Long Eaton Astronomical Society meetings are now known as “Community Open Dome Events” and the first of this academic year is nearly here. We are joined by Professor Alfonso Arag√≥n-Salamanca, Head of the Astronomy … Continue reading

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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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