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Saturday 29th April 2017 - Young Observers

The next meeting for Young Observers will be on Saturday 29th April. Split times apply, so for the juniors (Nebulae) we will start at 6:30pm - 7:15pm (30 minute gap). The older juniors (Supernovae) will run from 7:45pm - 9pm.

Did you know the Uranus and Neptune are made of 80% hydrogen and around 15% helium, but their blue colours comes from the methane gas in their atmospheres?  The methane absorbs all the red wavelengths and only the blue wavelengths are reflected back to us.

Young Observers is exclusive to Members Only. Please bring a plate of food along to share. The nights are also getting darker and colder, so please remember to dress appropriately for the cooler temperatures at night on the mountain, and bring your own small RED torch to help you find your way around outside at the telescopes in the dark. This is easy to make by securing a red balloon over a small LED torch, or painting the top of the torch with red nail varnish. Please do not use cellophane – it tears, fades and just doesn’t do the job.

Advance notice:There is no Young Observers night in May because of the VASTROC Conference. Dates will return to the regular first Saturday of the month from June.

See you then!

Jacquie and the Young Observers team

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