A monthly look at astronomical events in the sky and on Earth
Well, were you able to take advantage of that wonderful run
of clear, moonless nights during the second half of April? I hope so, because
from about May 3rd right through to the end of July, it doesn’t get
astronomically dark at all. And this prevents observation of all but the
brightest deep sky objects, and even those can only be seen between midnight
and 0200 BST.
We held our first online meeting on Friday 24 April using the Zoom software. As a trial run, members only were invited and over 20 joined. Invitees were asked to suggest something astronomical to to during the lockdown (see link to Powerpoint document below for details).
The meeting was deemed a great success, so we plan to do one a month during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Slides from the meeting (downloadable Powerpoint file).
Graham Moore gave a short talk on astrophotography using a DSLR camera. He has posted the talk on Facebook.