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Meteorite story to be re-told at society meeting

 
Created on 02/10/2018 @ 13:15
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The fall of a meteorite in 1914 will be the focus of the next meeting of Newtown Astronomical Society.

Members and guests will be able to meet and hear Russell Parry’s fascinating talk about the Appley Bridge Meteorite’s fall to Earth in 1914, it’s discovery and surrounding events on the actual 104th anniversary of the fall itself.

“A sample of the meteorite, along with other worldwide meteorite specimens can be seen at the talk,” said Les Fry, society secretary.

“Signed copies of Russell’s book about the whole event will be available for purchase at the meeting.”

For its new 2018-2019 season, the society has a wide-ranging spectrum of talks already lined up such as “Transient Lunar Phenomena”, “Jupiter’s Moons” and “Solar and Lunar Imaging” to name but a few. 

“Our society extends a warm welcome to all those interested in any aspect of astronomy at any level and at any age,” added Mr Fry.

Full membership fees are just £20 per annum (10 meetings per year), with visitor fees at £3.50 per meeting.

Light refreshments are available during the meeting, with raffle prizes up for grabs during the main break, and a monthly “sky update” feature by Tony Cook of Aberystwyth University to bring the meeting to a close.

Members are also encouraged to bring along their own observations and photographs for display or inclusion within Tony’s presentation.

“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 Mr Fry.

“We can also offer advice about getting a telescope, so please ask colleagues at our meeting or contact us by email.”

For any further information or astronomical updates please visit Newtown Astronomy Society on Facebook or you can contact the society direct at secretary.newtownastrosoc@gmail.com


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