This event will be for people staying at the caravan park only. Society members please contact Mark for further details, including times and directions.  [Read more about Star Party - Northcliffe and Seaview Caravan Park]

August is hopefully going to be a busy month for Star Parties - weather permitting.  

  [Read more about Star Party Schedule - August ]

The Fox and Arrow

No, not a pub, but two small constellations within the confines of the summer triangle asterism; Vulpecula and Sagitta .   [Read more about The Fox and Arrow ]

A 'Proper' Star Party

Last month's Star Party event on the 19th, may technically have been successful, but with no customers, it was really just an excercise in setting up and meeting once again. The same cannot be said for the star party on July 17th, which was a definate return to normality... [Read more about A 'Proper' Star Party]

Just to remind that the next instalment of Paul Money's Night Scenes almanac is now available on PDF or Kindle e book format. Details are as follows..

 

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • August Meteors - the Perseids
  • Noctilucent cloud display
  • August 2021 Sky Charts

It is with great sadness that we report the death of one of the founding members of the society - Rosemary Bowman.  [Read more about Rosemary Bowman 1943 - 2021 ]

Society Wedding

A wedding in the Society - the first in 25 years.  

  [Read more about Society Wedding ]

Perseverance and Ingenuity are continuing to expand their horizons on the red planet, with Ingenuity making an 8th flight and Percy undertaking roving science. The Chinese Zhurong rover is also on the move, and taking selfies.  [Read more about More (brief) Tidings from Mars ]

The Harp - Lyra

Summer evenings from the UK are annoyingly light throughout July, with bright twilight persisting until after 2200hrs. Overhead, the sky is dominated by the large asterism known as the 'summer triangle', three prominent stars each marking an apex of this large shape, the brightest of which is the lovely stellar jewel of Vega in the constellation of Lyra - the Harp. Let's go and pluck a few strings.    [Read more about The Harp - Lyra ]

The next instalment of Paul Money's Night Scenes almanac is now available on PDF or Kindle e book format. Details are as follows..

 

We have had the first 'successful' star party on the West Cliff for well over a year. At least we called it successful...  [Read more about Summer star parties - update ]

Sky Notes - July 2021

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • Partial solar eclipse review
  • July Meteors  
  • Noctilucent cloud season -peak month
  • July 2021 Sky Charts

The next instalment of Paul Money's Night Scenes almanac will shortly be available, again on PDF or Kindle e book format only. Details are as follows..

 

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