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XMAS Star News *

For news of the ongoing progress of the Conjunction of Saturn & Jupiter, and other December astronomy & space events, watch the following YouTube video:

Jupiter and Saturn GREAT CONJUNCTION & collapse of the Arecibo telescope | Night Sky News Dec 2020 - YouTube

In our area of Crewe & Nantwich it looks as if the sky will not be clear enough until Christmas Eve (Thu 24th)

It will be in the SW. Start viewing as it gets dark just after 4pm, when it will be about 10° above the horizon. It will sink below the horizon by about 6pm.

Item 1st posted: 21/12/2020 16:49
Updated: 23/12/2020 18:26

Public Keele Observatory Events

at Keele University

Link to Keele Observatory for Details

NEMETODE

Network for Meteor

Triangulation and Orbit Determination

As described by one of our SCASTRO founders, William Stewart, in his talk to us
'Shooting while you Sleep - Modern Methods for Detecting and Analysing Meteors'
on 24th April 2014

Link to www.nemetode.org for detailed NEMETODE information.

See also William's article in the May 2014 issue of the Astronomy Now magazine/journal

Some Past Special Events:-

SCASTRO at
Crewe Lifstyle Centre

Tuesday 7th January 2020

all day from 9am till 7pm

Crewe Lifestyle Centre (from Crewe Chronicle))

SCASTRO will be displaying posters and will have a few telescopes to show you. There will be friendly SCASTRO members there to answer your questions about Astronomy, Cosmology and our Club Meetings, Public Talks and Events.

Item 1st posted: 16/10/2017 23:04

Neutron Stars Collision - 1st Ever Observation by both Gravitational Waves and by Light

First BBC announcement 16th October 2017

Credit: National Geographic

For details follow these links:

 



 

Solar Eclipse

Full Solar Eclipse in the USA, which took place on

21st August 2017

_____ . ____________ . _____

Congratulations NASA for bringing to the world the spectacle of a myriad eclipses, from multiple perspectives, as the moon's shadow crossed the United States of America and beyond.
It was a true celebration of public and science specialist participation.

_____ . ____________ . _____

For those who would like to see some of the wonderful images captured then search the web for [Solar Eclipse 2017] and particularly for [Solar Eclipse 2017 NASA]. Here are a couple of examples:
NASA on Google
Eclipses and Transits | NASA

 

Item 1st posted: 14/08/2017
last updated: 22/08/2017 12:32



Transit of Mercury - Monday 9th May 2016

Now Past - a very enjoyable event

from 12:12 noon till 7:42pm BST

Transit of Mercury

Composite Image Sources: SCASTRO graphic of transit stages
+ pictures taken by
SCASTRO member Bill Clutton at the 2015 Solar Eclipse

For an animated preview see:
Transit of Mercury on May 9, 2016 - YouTube

and for detailed information see:
Transit of Mercury 1327.PDF

Weather permitting SCASTRO members will be popping in, or staying, to observe the spectacle and, as with the solar eclipse event last year, we hope a few children with their teachers will be there too.

As well as members, those who have attended our meetings and /or have been invited through our contacts list, are welcome too, together with their family and friends (including children). Note children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

WARNING DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER APPROVED PROTECTION