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Congratulations Janice McClean

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A huge congratulations to our member Ms Janice McClean on being nominated as the new president of the British Astronomical Association (BAA). Janice starts her term as BAA president after taking over from Dr David Arditti in October 2024. Her appointment was confirmed at the BAA’s meeting today (Wednesday 5 June 2024).

CMHASD Solar Observing at Hall Place & Gardens – 5th May 2024

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely. On Sunday 5th May 2024 the team from CMHASD set themselves up for the first of our two Solar Observing events at Hall Place & Gardens and what a glorious day it was to be out solar observing. Members of the public were invited to […]

Our Sun – 21st & 29th April 2024

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely. Two fab images of our Sun taken by member Jim Burchell on the 21st & 29th April 2024.  Details of how Jim captured the Sun is on the 1st image.  Please note a solar filter was used too. Sun on 21st April 2024 by Jim […]

The Sun – 18th April 2024

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely. A super collection of Sun images taken on the 18th April 2024. The 1st image below was taken by Dr Mike Rushton using a Dwarf II smartscope. Mike took 30 x 1/200sec images which were stacked, gain 0 + solar filter. For comparison, below […]

Double Rainbow

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A fantastic image of a double rainbow captured by member Kevin Smith whilst on a walk in Deal, Kent on the 16th April 2024. At 6.35pm Kevin was walking along the marshes to the West of Deal looking East towards the sea, about 700 metres from the beach when he saw the rainbow and used […]

Moon – 15th April 2024

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A super image of a Waxing Crescent Moon taken by Dr Mike Rushton on the 15th April 2024.  The Moon was 7 days old, 46% illuminated and in the constellation Gemini. Mike captured the image using a smartscope called a Dwarf II.  The photo is a stack of 30 x 1/250 second images at gain […]

BAA Winchester Weekend 2024

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BAA Winchester Weekend 2024 April 12-14 Over the three days 12 CMHASD members were treated to lectures and talks covering a wide variety of astronomical subjects ranging from the BAA Archives to Dark Energy; including two new presentations from  CMHASD members Martin Crow, Steve Floodgate & David Grist.  To see the whole BAA Winchester Programme […]

Crescent Moon

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Two lovely images of a 32 hour old Moon with Earthshine taken by member Richard Bohner from Arizona on the 9th April 2024. The 1st image of the crescent moon with Jupiter (top left) was taken with an iPhone.  The dot to the right of the Moon was an aeroplane. The 2nd photo of the […]

Solar Eclipse – 8th April 2024

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely. The solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, also known as the Great North American Eclipse, was a total solar eclipse visible across a band covering parts of North America, from Mexico to Canada and crossing the contiguous United States. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby obscuring the Sun. A total solar eclipse occurs […]