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    • joebloggs69
    • By joebloggs69 25th Mar 07, 3:25 PM
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    Is There An Astronomy Newsletter?
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    • 25th Mar 07, 3:25 PM
    Is There An Astronomy Newsletter? 25th Mar 07 at 3:25 PM
    Not sure where to post this so I put it here and in the I Wanna Do It thread - hope that's ok.

    I am so annoyed at missing the total lunar eclipse the other week - Why do the newspapers only tell you about it the morning after it happens? While the previous day they printed nothing of any use to anyone! Grr.

    Anyway, to ensure this doesn't happen again, and because I want to rekindle my interest in astronomy which has been 'not a priority' for far too long, I was hoping for a free newsletter of some kind telling me whats going on in the sky each month.

    Of course I've tried the Sky At Night website, but they only do a postal one which seems a waste of paper to me, it'll only get added to my junk pile anyway. Also, it needs to be UK specific obviously.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Cheers.

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    Edit: Doh! I meant this for the Money Savers Arms! Sorry.
    Last edited by joebloggs69; 25-03-2007 at 3:46 PM.
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  • RoCas
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    • 25th Mar 07, 3:32 PM
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    • 25th Mar 07, 3:32 PM
    Don't have any personal experience, but see if any of the websites listed here are of help - http://uk.dir.yahoo.com/Science/Astronomy/Amateur_Astronomy/
    • joebloggs69
    • By joebloggs69 25th Mar 07, 3:42 PM
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    • 25th Mar 07, 3:42 PM
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    • 25th Mar 07, 3:42 PM
    Thanks, I did have a brief look there but the few websites I did click on were really amature! But I suppose beggers can't be choosers - I'll have another look.

    Cheers
  • Kinnairdy
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    • 25th Mar 07, 4:46 PM
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    • 25th Mar 07, 4:46 PM
    Sign up to http://www.skymaps.com/ and you will get an email update of what to look for each month of the year, it's free.
    I'm a relative newbie to Astronomy and find it very useful.
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    • teedy23
    • By teedy23 25th Mar 07, 5:29 PM
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    • 25th Mar 07, 5:29 PM
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    • 25th Mar 07, 5:29 PM
    Must be more newsworthy in Scotland. Was on the radio and in the papers,sorry you missed it was quite something to watch ,took a bit of time right enough
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    • annie123
    • By annie123 25th Mar 07, 11:20 PM
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    • 25th Mar 07, 11:20 PM
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    • 25th Mar 07, 11:20 PM
    http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1
    use the forum as well and you will never miss anything again

    happy gazing
    • squibbs25
    • By squibbs25 26th Mar 07, 10:45 PM
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    • 26th Mar 07, 10:45 PM
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    • 26th Mar 07, 10:45 PM
    Try East Sussex Astronomical Society
    They do a monthly newsletter which is available online.
    i think the web address is www.esas.org.uk but it is a holding page and it will automatically transfer you to the new site.
    Good luck i hope you find what you are looking for.

    PS i have been on this site many times and find it very intresting and helpful.
    If you have any questions you can always email them.

    Hth,

    Squibbs
    • cepheus
    • By cepheus 27th Mar 07, 9:00 AM
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    • 27th Mar 07, 9:00 AM
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    • 27th Mar 07, 9:00 AM
    The next total lunar eclipse visible from the UK is on the Feb 21st 2008 unfortunately you will have to stay up late.

    http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEplot/LEplot2001/LE2008Feb21T.GIF
    (you will have to enlarge the figure by clicking bottom right)

    The next partial solar eclipses in the UK are on 1 August 2008 and 4 January 2011.

    Note: Astronomical events are no respector of cloud, cold or time, the last one was excellent in all these respects.
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