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: We recommend using the fullscreen button at the bottom right of the player to enlarge the video stream.     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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Star Gazing at Great Notley 9th December 2017

Star Gazing at Great Notley 9th December 2017

The Star Gazing event at Great Notley will be going ahead tonight (9th December) from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Hope to see you there but wrap up warmly as it will be cold (three pairs of socks weather). Full details of how to get there and other useful/important information are available here: https://www.northessexastro.co.uk/great-notley-information/ https://www.northessexastro.co.uk/events/star-gazing-at-great-notley-dec17/...
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Free Guide to Choosing a Telescope

Free Guide to Choosing a Telescope

To celebrate our brand new web site and just in time for Christmas shopping, we've produced a short guide to choosing your first telescope. We often  get asked which telescope to choose. The simple fact is that there isn’t one ‘best’ telescope for the beginner, or anyone else for that matter. It all depends on your needs and circumstances. Our short guide explains telescope basics, asks you to answer a few simple questions to narrow down the choices and then presents a list of possibilities. There’s something for everyone and for every budget. So why not head over to our Free Astronomy Resources page and download your copy today?...
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Adventures in Kelling, Autumn 2017

Adventures in Kelling, Autumn 2017

Kelling Heath Holiday Park in North Norfolk has stunning night skies due to the very low levels of light pollution. As a result, they hold twice yearly star parties which are attended by hundreds of astronomers from all over the country. The event held during September each year is thought to be the largest star party in Europe. North Essex Astronomical Society members view it as a highlight of the year and a must-do! Here are some pictures from the 2017. (Editors note: We asked for words but apparently what happens in Kelling stays in Kelling!)   ...
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