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by Praesepe
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Charles Barclay: Archaeoastronomy,Avebury,22nd Nov
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Views: 3587

Charles Barclay: Archaeoastronomy,Avebury,22nd Nov

Charles Barclay: Archaeoastronomy - The Dawn of Science Avebury (in Wiltshire) Description Avebury and Stonehenge are local sites of global importance and at the focus of this lecture on 7000yrs of inherited knowledge common to all Earth¿s cultures and nationalities. The Celestial Sphere was of over...
by Praesepe
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Exhibition: 'First and last light:,Avebury 8th-30th November
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Views: 2620

Exhibition: 'First and last light:,Avebury 8th-30th November

"First and last light": Private View 8th November Avebury (in Wiltshire) Description See Avebury in a different light with professional photographer Bob Trubshaws dramatic photographs of Avebury at Dawn, Dusk and Moonrise. Meet the photographer and discuss the inspiration behind his evocative images...
by Praesepe
Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Avebury in Starlight, 8th,15th,22nd November 2008
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Views: 2397

Avebury in Starlight, 8th,15th,22nd November 2008

This might be of interest: Come and see this magical place in a different light as we explore the relationship of Avebury with the stars, through a programme of events. Every Saturday in November we'll be offering a different way of seeing the stones after dark. Enjoy a free glass of mulled wine or ...
by Praesepe
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Light Festivals
Replies: 0
Views: 2018

Light Festivals

Hello Came across these festivals advertised in last Saturdays Guardian. Northumberland Lights starts 2nd November "The award winning Northumberland Lights team returns with its third instalment of the popular winter festival - promising even more stunning outdoor experiences and the illumination of...
by Praesepe
Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Techniquest Planetarium Shows, Cardiff
Replies: 0
Views: 2898

Techniquest Planetarium Shows, Cardiff

Weekends and school holidays.

Under sevens planetarium show, The Owl that was afraid of the Dark.

Over sevens show, Gas Giants.

Further information:

http://www.techniquest.org/start/
by Praesepe
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: BBC Sky at Night site
Replies: 0
Views: 1354

BBC Sky at Night site

Had a look on the BBC Sky at Night site as looking for star maps for someone only to find they no longer have star maps or sky notes any-more.
Instead theres a list of websites to go to.
No problem as I can find information elsewhere.
Any one know the reason for this.
by Praesepe
Sat May 31, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Looking for a particular Patrick Moore Book
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Thanks for that.
I'll have a look through and see if any-thing rings any bells.
by Praesepe
Sun May 25, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Looking for a particular Patrick Moore Book
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Looking for a particular Patrick Moore Book

Hello

Just wondered if someone might know the name of a book I'm looking for.
I think it was a children's book and is quite old, possibly seventies or eighties.
The book was about the myths and legends of the planets.
Does any-one have any ideas please.

Thanks
by Praesepe
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Light Pollution a Problem for Rare Seabirds in Malta
Replies: 0
Views: 2722

Light Pollution a Problem for Rare Seabirds in Malta

Malta has around 10% of the world’s population of Yelkouan (Lvantine) Shearwaters, a seabird that nests in cliffs around the island. The findings of a new report show that light pollution on the islands is increasingly becoming a problem and has been driving the shearwaters out of their nesting si...
by Praesepe
Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Major comet outburst by Comet P/Holmes
Replies: 254
Views: 71637

Just managed to see it from Cardiff.
Have noticed the soothsayers have come out of the woodwork again. :?
by Praesepe
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Street lights dimmed to save money
Replies: 4
Views: 4423

Street lights dimmed to save money

STREET lights in some parts of York are to be dimmed to save money. Councillors have backed plans to reduce lighting by 25 per cent in three trial areas of the city. The Press told last week how City of York Council's ruling executive was to consider proposals to dim or switch off street lights as p...
by Praesepe
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Tree-mendous idea for street lighting
Replies: 0
Views: 2501

Tree-mendous idea for street lighting

PENARTH designer Ross Lovegrove has unveiled a new cutting-edge design for a street lighting system called "the Solar Tree." The urban design project, which uses solar technology, was launched last week in Vienna. Ross Lovegrove says he took into account social, cultural and changing ecological requ...
by Praesepe
Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Lights plan to deter yobs
Replies: 2
Views: 3847

Lights plan to deter yobs

Police in Chorley have praised a new scheme that will literally put the spotlight firmly on the town's drug dealers. Chorley Council's development control committee has been recommended to approve plans to put up lights in Coronation Recreation Ground, in Devonshire Road, which have been targeted by...
by Praesepe
Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Light Pollution Article
Replies: 0
Views: 2591

Light Pollution Article

This might be of interest: On October 12, 1983, an explosion at a power station plunged two square miles of Los Angeles into total darkness. The Griffith Observatory on Mount Hollywood was inundated with calls asking what was wrong with the sky: It had a bright band of light streaked across it. What...
by Praesepe
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Is this a meteor?
Replies: 0
Views: 1140

Is this a meteor?

Was watching this documentary, The Killer Cloud:



http://openflv.com/watch?v=NDcxNzkyMw==&p=0


Watch from 32.13.

I'm sure thats a meteor going across the sky.