13
AUG
2013

A Stargazing Evening on West Withy Farm in Somerset

Spent the weekend of August 10-11 with Ian and Lorena at West Withy Farm near Upton in Somerset. Saturday night was cloudy, but Sunday night the clouds cleared to leave a gorgeously dark and clear sky for a couple of hours of stargazing. Both of the rental cottages at West Withy Farm
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08
JUL
2013

Astronomers for Hire

On Saturday 6th July myself and Peter Truscott from Bedford Astronomical Society were astronomers for hire for the night. We were booked to provide a private star party for around 20 guests at a 30th birthday BBQ celebration. It was a gorgeously clear evening when we arrived at the ve
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09
AUG
2012

Discover the Magic of the Ring Nebula M57

The Ring Nebula in the constellation of Lyra is one of the most beautiful deep sky objects in the northern hemisphere. A 150mm (6″) telescope will reveal  a small ghostly disc of light with a duller centre. Using a 200mm (8″) telescope and high magnification you’ll m
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