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The Galilean Moons of Jupiter to be discussed

Created on 25/02/2019 @ 11:39
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Newtown Astronomy Society will hear about the moons around Jupiter at its next meeting on Saturday, 9 March.

The talk will be given by Brandon Lane on the subject ‘The Galilean Moons of Jupiter’ at The Crypt in Newtown Catholic Church, Long Bridge Street.

"The Galilean Moons of Jupiter, their discovery, who discovered them, what their discovery meant for everyone, each moon up-close, their interaction with their parent planet, fly-by’s etc. One of them could be a good place for a human base station, one of them is bigger than Mercury and two might harbour life. So much to find out about," said society secretary, Les Fry.

"Brandon, a one time chairman of NAS, is an engineer living in Llanidloes. He first got interested in space when his kids bought him a book for Christmas about the solar system about 15 years ago.

"He then threw himself headlong into the pursuit of knowledge in the subject. He has also given talks at NAS about the Milky Way, space shuttles."

The talk will start at 7pm and non-members are invited to attend with a £3.50 fee per meeting. Membership is £20 per year, with 10 meetings throughout the year.

"If you have a telescope or binoculars that don't seem to work as you think they should, the 'instructions' seem unfathomable or you simply need some advice on your scope, bring it along and we'll see what we can do to assist you," said Les.

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