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

Bobbington Observation Session Friday 20th April 2018

Pic 6: Line of telescopes

By Richard Harvey With our Tuesday Trysull observing sessions clouded out for much of the winter, we’ve tried to find an alternative observation site that’s available on other nights of the week. To this end, we visited a new site in Bobbington on Friday 20th April, and I’m pleased to report it was a most … Read moreBobbington Observation Session Friday 20th April 2018

Observation Session 28th November 2017

The moon (photo by Cath Adams)

By Richard Harvey It was a case of ‘third time lucky’ for our new Trysull Observation Sessions. Two consecutive Tuesdays were postponed due to 100% cloud cover, but at last, the forecast was promising on Tuesday 28th November, and at 11am that morning, the text notification system informed everyone ‘it’s on!’ People started arriving at the … Read moreObservation Session 28th November 2017