Pack Your Bins

A report from our Spanish correspondent (aka Doug Bickley) I remembered on this holiday to Gran Canaria to pack some binoculars.  I chose my trusty old Tasco 40mm 8-16x zoom which to my mind are a good compromise between light gathering power and portability.  I also took a lightweight tripod. [Pic 1 & 2] The balcony … Read morePack Your Bins

Obituary: Neville Goodger

From daughter Karen Kendall, on behalf of her mother Shirley, sisters Lynne and Kathryn, grandchildren Richard, Bethany, Jamie and Charlotte, and other members of Neville’s family. Neville was a remarkable man who was loved by his family and friends. He was born on 29th September 1926 in Fallings Park in Wolverhampton. He was the younger … Read moreObituary: Neville Goodger

Trysull Observation Session Thursday 13th September 2018

By Richard Harvey With Mars at its closest approach since 2003, and the prospect of a clear sky to view it, a last-minute observation session was hastily arranged for Thursday 13th September at our Trysull observation site. I took the society’s 12” dobsonian reflecting telescope (the Tom Collier Telescope), and several other members turned up, all … Read moreTrysull Observation Session Thursday 13th September 2018

Meteor Observations in Radio 20th June 2018

By Trevor Clifton I recently changed my analysis software and the results and comments are below. The night of the 20th was just an ordinary night with no meteor shower expected. First session using the 3D graphing capabilities of Spectrum Lab. The A form represents echo’s that form a vertical trace and the B form … Read moreMeteor Observations in Radio 20th June 2018