15th October Public Meeting – Jerry Workman – “Comets in our Solar System”

cometThis month Jerry Workman will be talking about “Comets in our Solar System”.

The public meeting takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 21st May. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. £2 for members, £3 for non-members. For further information, see the Events page.


Posted on 14 October, 2014, in Astronomy News, astrophotography, Observing News, Popular Science, Public Meetings, Society News, Space exploration and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hello, im sorry but the question is not about the related topic (it is about astrology though) i was walking my dog this morning @5.50am and noticed 2 stars with what looked like tiny stars clustered around it. When i saw the first one i assumed it was milky way however i didnt know this was visible woth naked eye. Can anyone shed any light onto what these are? I am a utter novice so havent got a clue. I saw orions belt (3 stars in a row?) and these were to the right of it with the moon behind me.

    Many thanks

  2. Sorry should of stated i am in benfleet

  3. Hi Marc. It sounds like you may have seen the Pleiades star cluster. This is visible as a small group of stars and depending on the light pollution in your area could look like individual stars or a small misty patch. It sits to the right of Orion. The Milky Way is a large expanse of mistiness stretching across the sky and at that time in the morning would be seen going from north to south through Cassiopeia and left of Orion. It can be seen with the naked eye from a reasonably dark location.
    I’d recommend you download Stellarium – free planetarium software – from the internet. There’s a link in the menu on the right of this page. You can set it for your location and see what is up in the sky at any time.
    PS. We study astronomy, not astrology. 😉

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