Plymouth Astronomical Society


Lyrid Meteors Observing - Wembury, 22nd April 2015


 

 

 

Stargazing Live, March 2015 - Photos taken by Marie Dannan at a PAS public event held in Waterstones Drake Circus, Plymouth on Saturday March 21st, 2015 


   
   
   
   
   
   

Image of Planets Forming around a Star
- This Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) - radio telescope in Chile - image shows the young star HL Tau and its protoplanetary disk.  Read more here.



Orionid Meteors Observing - Wembury Beach, October 21st 2014.
  Photos by Steve Hayward and Mark Bowles.

   
   
The following 8 second image (with 7 meteors!) by Steve Hayward was taken two evenings earlier at the Mars/Comet Siding Spring observing session at Wembury.



South West Astronomy Fair, Saturday August 9th, 2014, Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth.  A number of PAS members went to this event and some photos taken by Marie Dannan and Martin Syms are here and on Facebook.  And lots more photos by Steve Hayward here and on YouTube.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Rosetta arrives at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko - ESA link



Volcanic eruption on Io -
the Solar System's most volcanically-active object - NASA



National Astronomy Week 2014

Some images taken by Marie Dannan at our event "Jupiter - King of the Planets" at the Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday March 1st.



 
 
   
 
 
   
 
   
   
   

Perseid Watching on Monday August 12th, 2013 near Clearbrook, Devon.  Plenty of Perseids seen, none captured by cameras but the following shots were taken by Robin Manford - the Milky Way and the 11pm ISS pass.









The Day the Earth Smiled
Images from the NASA Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn, taken on July 19th, 2013.  More images at the NASA/JPL website.


The Earth can be seen as a blue dot in the mid right-hand side of this image.


In this image the Earth and Moon can be seen as separate objects.


For Chris Hadfield / David Bowie fans!
Space Oddity







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