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Friday 2nd March 2018 - Sky For The Month with Perry Vlahos

At 8pm this coming Friday 2nd March we have Perry Vlahos for our members night talking to us about the coming months night sky.

March is one of the best months of the year to be observing the heavens – nights are still balmy, the big bright constellations of summer like Orion, Canis Major and Gemini are still around and the southern sky is also just coming to life with parts of the huge old constellation Argo getting close to culmination, with support from Crux and Centaurus.  It’s a great time to be observing galactic clusters like M35, the Beehive, M46 and M47, M41 in the northern sky, whilst in the southern sky there’s NGC2516, the Pyramid Cluster (NGC3293), the Pin Cushion (NGC3532), the Five of Diamonds (IC2602) and the rising of the Jewel Box. Perry will show you where they are in the sky and what to look out for when you’re observing them through a telescope. All this plus a delicious supper that follows the talk, and observing through MBO telescopes. See you there.

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests of members are always welcome. Contributions of food to share for supper are always gratefully received and demolished! :-)

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