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|Plain Astronomy the new SPOG Magazine|
We've just published the first issue of "Plain Astronomy", the new SPOG quarterly magazine. This issue features observing reports, Do It Yourself astronomy, book reviews, lunar notes and some deep sky notes. Thanks are due to the contributors and those imagers who allowed us to use images. The striking cover image of Stonehenge and Hale Bopp is used by very kind permission of Mr Philip Perkins of Astrocruise. The magazine is available as a PDF download here or through Issuu where it can be read online. Issuu is currently developing an Iphone/IPad reader so by the next issue we should be available on these too. The next issue will be out around the end of June so do please send any observations, images, amateur telescope making ideas or just plain interesting things to do with astronomy.
The magazine is available at: SPOG
With thanks to Garry Keenor 22 March 2012
|Help with OUTREACH SESSIONS|
Due to the Brian Cox effect, the club is looking for club members to help with Outreach sessions for young people's groups around the town, if you have an hour or two to spare in an evening we would like to hear from you. Requirements:
1) You will need to own a telescope, as sessions will involve practical stargazing.
2) A reasonable knowledge of the night sky in order to explain what's up there! A session will usually be carried out with another member of Swindon Stargazers.
3) One or two free evenings and a flexible approach to practical astronomy.
If you think you can help please contact any member of the committee - see Contact Page
Posted 29 January, 2012 by Robin Wilkey