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Apollo 10 ... The rehearsal for the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

Mike Clement
 

https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a410/A10_PressKit.pdf


Issued to the press just before the Apollo launch in 1969 ,


this historical document makes very interesting reading.


Best Wishes ,  Mike Clement


Members' Exhibition Meeting, Thursday, 11 December 2014

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"Members' Exhibition Meeting" reminder
When
Thursday, 11 December 2014
08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Where
Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip Lane, Smite, nr Worcester
Notes
It's time for our yearly social event where you'll get a chance to see what member's have been up to over the last 12 months.
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Astro Quiz - We won!!!!

Michael Morris
 

Just a quick note to let you know that last night Worcester Astronomical Society failed in our bid to come second in the  annual Inter-Society Astro Quiz hosted by Bromsgrove Astronomical Society.- we won!

After three rounds we found ourselves in a substantial lead and decided to go for it. In the end we beat the Heart of England Astronomical Society - 87 points to 80 points. Other teams were fielded by Redditch, Kidderminster and Bromsgrove astronomical societies.

 

Being the winners, means we have to set all the questions for next year's quiz.

 


Members' Exhibition Meeting, Thursday, 11 December 2014

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"Members' Exhibition Meeting" reminder
When
Thursday, 11 December 2014
08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Where
Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip Lane, Smite, nr Worcester
Notes
It's time for our yearly social event where you'll get a chance to see what member's have been up to over the last 12 months.
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Free Astro stuff!

Michael Morris
 

My clear out continues. I have a couple of astro-related things that need a new home.

 

Observing Stool - I have a spare adjustable height ironing stool that makes a good observing stool.  Free to anyone who wants it.

Filter cases - I have a bag of 11 hard plastic cases that originally held 1.125 filters, again these are free to a good home.

 

Let me know if you're interested.


observing evening cancelled

Michael Morris
 

Whilst it's lovely and clear at present, the forecast shows a deep band of cloud rapidly approaching. With this in mind, with a heavy heartheart we have cancelled tonight's observing evening. 


Re: PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER, Thursday, 20 November 2014

Michael Morris
 

Sorry about the time glitch on the automatic reminders.  Tonight's meeting does of course start at 8:30 pm, not 7:30pm.


PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER, Thursday, 20 November 2014

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"PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER" reminder
When
Thursday, 20 November 2014
07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
(GMT-01:00) Cape Verde Is.
Where
Crown East Scout Hut
Notes
PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER SESSION..- Observing and Imaging Spacecraft
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Free astro magazines and CDs

Michael Morris
 

I've being having a cull of my back issues of Sky at Night and Astronomy Now magazines and Sky at Night CDs.  I'll bring them along to Thursday's meeting (20th November) at Crown East.  Those that don't go will be recycled.


PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER, Thursday, 20 November 2014

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"PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER" reminder
When
Thursday, 20 November 2014
07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
(GMT-01:00) Cape Verde Is.
Where
Crown East Scout Hut
Notes
PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER SESSION..- Observing and Imaging Spacecraft
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AGM followed byTalk - The History of the Earth - Prof. Albert Zijlstra, Thursday, 13 November 2014

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"AGM followed byTalk - The History of the Earth - Prof. Albert Zijlstra" reminder
When
Thursday, 13 November 2014
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
(GMT-01:00) Cape Verde Is.
Where
Lower Smite Farm,Hindlip Lane,Hindlip,nr Worcester
Notes
Our AGM (7:30pm start) followed by a talk by Prof. Albert Zijlstra (Head of Astrophysics at Jodrell Bank) about the history of our planet. Please note the newsgroup clock can sometime go all American on us- the start time is 7:30 pm.
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AGM followed byTalk - The History of the Earth - Prof. Albert Zijlstra, Thursday, 13 November 2014

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"AGM followed byTalk - The History of the Earth - Prof. Albert Zijlstra" reminder
When
Thursday, 13 November 2014
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
(GMT-01:00) Cape Verde Is.
Where
Lower Smite Farm,Hindlip Lane,Hindlip,nr Worcester
Notes
Our AGM (7:30pm start) followed by a talk by Prof. Albert Zijlstra (Head of Astrophysics at Jodrell Bank) about the history of our planet. Please note the newsgroup clock can sometime go all American on us- the start time is 7:30 pm.
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Committee Membership

Michael Morris
 

After around 5 years sterling service Andrew Buckland, is stepping down from the society's committee this month. Andrew has kindly agreed to stay on as our auditor.  On behalf of everyone, I'd like to thank him for his valuable contribution.

 

With our AGM this Thursday (7:30pm at Lower Smite Farm) it would be great if we could have a couple of members volunteer join the committee.  This is your opportunity to help shape the society and it's activities (and drink tea and scoff muffins at committee meeting - this is no joke!).

 

if you'd like to volunteer to join the committee or find out more, speak to Chris Livingstone, Michael Morris or Rod Stewart at any meeting or drop us a line via the newsgroup.

 


Observing sessions tonight (30/10/14) - CANCELLED

Michael Morris
 

Due to the forecast of continuing cloud cover with only a few gaps, tonight's observing evening is cancelled. 

 

The next meeting is at Lower Smite Farm on Thursday 13th November when head of the astrophysics department at Jodrell Bank, Prof. Andrew Ziljstra will be giving a talk on the history of the Earth.

Don't forget that this meeting includes our Annual General Meeting, so it starts at 7:30pm.


Tonight's observing session is cancelled (23rd October)

Rod Stewart
 

With the forecast being largely cloudy and with some outbreaks of rain or drizzle the decision has been taken to cancel tonight's planned observing session.


As this is a 5 Thursday month an observing session will be held next Thursday (30/10/2014) weather permitting; Watch this space.



PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER, Thursday, 16 October 2014

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"PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER" reminder
When
Thursday, 16 October 2014
07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
(GMT-01:00) Cape Verde Is.
Where
Crown East Scout Hut, Crown East, Nr Worcester
Notes
PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER SESSIONS. - This month Andrew Buckland gives us a how-to-do-it talk about building and running an amateur radio system for detecting meteors.
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PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER, Thursday, 16 October 2014

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"PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER" reminder
When
Thursday, 16 October 2014
07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
(GMT-01:00) Cape Verde Is.
Where
Crown East Scout Hut, Crown East, Nr Worcester
Notes
PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER SESSIONS. - This month Andrew Buckland gives us a how-to-do-it talk about building and running an amateur radio system for detecting meteors.
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Membership

Chris Sherratt
 

My user name is chrissherratt and name is Chris Sherratt. My membership was paid last year, however it could have relapsed. I have never received any details regarding membership number etc, could you let me know and I will settle up as necessary.

Regards,

Chris Sherratt


TALK - The Next 50 Years in Space - Jerry Stone, Thursday, 09 October 2014

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"TALK - The Next 50 Years in Space - Jerry Stone" reminder
When
Thursday, 09 October 2014
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(GMT-01:00) Cape Verde Is.
Where
Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8SZ
Notes
Jerry Stone gives us another of his highly entertaining and authorative talks about spaceflight. This time it's about the future of spaceflight.
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TALK - The Next 50 Years in Space - Jerry Stone, Thursday, 09 October 2014

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"TALK - The Next 50 Years in Space - Jerry Stone" reminder
When
Thursday, 09 October 2014
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(GMT-01:00) Cape Verde Is.
Where
Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8SZ
Notes
Jerry Stone gives us another of his highly entertaining and authorative talks about spaceflight. This time it's about the future of spaceflight.
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