The Great American Eclipse

By Richard Harvey The solar eclipse on the 21st August 2017 was the first eclipse on mainland America since 1979, and the first eclipse since 1918 to travel completely across the American continent. Given the increases in population and the land mass concerned, (it crossed fourteen states, and the path of totality covered 14% of US … Read more

Obituary: David J. Harris (17 November 1933 – 1 July 2017)

by Phil Barnard David Harris, who passed away on 1 July this year, is very fondly remembered as a founder member and long-standing supporter of Wolverhampton Astronomical Society. David will be lovingly remembered by his wife Mary, son Christopher and daughter Libby. On 12 July, several members of the Society attended David’s funeral at Bushbury … Read more

Summer 2017 Night Sky Guide

By Simon Barnett This PDF guide, produced by Simon, gives details of what’s visible in the Wolverhampton night sky this summer, along with details of the moon, the planets, and full details of the upcoming solar eclipse! 2017 SUMMER – WOLVAS NIGHT SKY If you want more information on what is visible, or you want … Read more

A Promising Start To The Year? Some 2017 Observations

By Richard Harvey After a very cloudy 2016 winter, we’ve at last been afforded a handful of clear skies for the first few months of 2017. For some reason, Wednesdays seem to be the night we’ve had the most clear skies, with the weekends typically clouded over. This is most irritating for those for astronomers with 9-5 … Read more