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Friday 5th January 2018 - Sky For The Month with Perry Vlahos

Happy new year! For our first members night of 2018 (8pm Friday 5th January) we have Perry Vlahos to give us a clue of what to look for in the nights sky during January.

There’s no better way for an astronomer to welcome in a new year, than to spend some time looking up at the magnificent stars and constellations in the January sky. It’s the warmest weather, the clearest skies and the brightest stars and constellations to go with it. With this in mind this Friday night we have Perry Vlahos giving us a guided tour, pointing out the most interesting objects to look at with naked eye, binoculars and telescopes. There’s also news of a very close conjunction of two planets – both visible together in the same eyepiece field of a telescope. I know some members of MBO are becoming interested in variable stars and right now is the best time to observe the best known one, as it reaches its brightest; a ‘wonderful’ sight. Finally find out all about the Total Lunar Eclipse happening later this month – an event not to be missed and to be marked in your phone’s diary! All this plus supper and observing through the telescopes of MBO. See you there.

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