Stargazing at Great Notley Cancelled (20th January 2018)

Stargazing at Great Notley Cancelled (20th January 2018)

Unfortunately, tonight's stargazing event at Great Notley Country Park is cancelled (Jan 20th) due to rain being forecast all day with a risk of it continuing this evening. We're sorry for any disappointment, but we hope to see you at our next events (Abberton Reservoir on Sat 27th Jan, Abberton Reservoir on Sat 17th Feb and Great Notley on Sat 24th Feb)....
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Live Astronomy – 8th January 2018 – Galaxies

Live Astronomy – 8th January 2018 – Galaxies

In this Live Astronomy event we take a look at a number of nearby (and not so nearby) galaxies. We show you live views of galaxies from right here in Essex, as well as discussing facts and physics about them. You can find out more about our Live Astronomy events on our Live Astronomy Information page or check the Event Calendar for the date and time of the next Live Astronomy event. Important: The sound on this video is muted by default - move your mouse over the video and use the volume control that appears at the bottom right to turn up the volume. We also recommend using the fullscreen button to enlarge the video stream. Live Astronomy Event. Posted by North Essex Astronomical Society   Archives of all previous events are also available via our Live Astronomy Archives page. Recordings are also available on our YouTube Channel....
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Live Astronomy – 8th December 2017 – The International Space Station

Live Astronomy – 8th December 2017 – The International Space Station

In this Live Astronomy event we watch the International Space Station pass over Essex. You can find out more about our Live Astronomy events on our Live Astronomy Information page or check the Event Calendar for the date and time of the next Live Astronomy event. Important: The sound on this video is muted by default - move your mouse over the video and use the volume control that appears at the bottom right to turn up the volume. We also recommend using the fullscreen button to enlarge the video stream. Live Astronomy Event. Posted by North Essex Astronomical Society   Archives of all previous events are also available via our Live Astronomy Archives page. Recordings are also available on our YouTube Channel....
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Live Astronomy – 28th November 2017 – The Moon

Live Astronomy – 28th November 2017 – The Moon

In this Live Astronomy event we view the moon from the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory. You can find out more about our Live Astronomy events on our Live Astronomy Information page or check the Event Calendar for the date and time of the next Live Astronomy event. Important: The sound on this video is muted by default - move your mouse over the video and use the volume control that appears at the bottom right to turn up the volume. We also recommend using the fullscreen button to enlarge the video stream. Live Astronomy Event. Posted by North Essex Astronomical Society   Archives of all previous events are also available via our Live Astronomy Archives page. Recordings are also available on our YouTube Channel....
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Free Guide to Observing Meteors

Free Guide to Observing Meteors

Stories about spectacular meteor showers often appear in the news. We know that editors like to exaggerate a bit to entertain their readers, so what will you see in reality? In this free guide, we explain what a meteor is and how you can easily go about observing them. Meteor watching is fun for all the family and best of all it doesn't require any specialised equipment. So why not head over to our Free Astronomy Resources page and download your copy today?...
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Voyager

NEAS member Terry Regan is the Chief Spacecraft Model Builder for the Institute of Interstellar Studies. He has built many incredible models which he often brings to our events at Abberton It's truly amazing the amount of detail these models have and it's safe to say that these photos don't do them justice - you have to see them in real life to fully appreciate them. Following on from his models of the Magellan, Cassini-Huygens and Galileo spacecraft, Terry Regan went on a grand tour of the Solar System and guides us through his scratchbuilt scale model of the famous Voyager spacecraft. Voyager 1 & 2 - The Grand Tour THE MISSION The planetary grand tour was an ambitious plan to send  two unmanned  probes to the outer planets of the Solar System. The idea was conceived at NASA & JPL in the 1960s when it found that all four gas giant planets could be visited using gravity assists while needing a minimal amount of propellant and...
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