Stars Over Surrey

John Axtell

Stars Over Surrey

Last Friday of the month at 7:20 pm

Repeated the following Monday night at 11.0 pm and available after transmission as a podcast.

The Rosette Nebula (NGC2237) lies 5000 light years away in the constellation of Monoceros.
It's a star forming region, the cluster of stars in the centre having been formed from the gas clouds of the nebula. This stunning image was captured by Martin Baker, a member of Guildford Astronomical Society. He used a small (72 mm) refractor telescope, a motorised tracking mount and a specialised astro-imaging camera.
About 30 separate exposures (some of 15 minutes in length) were taken using three different filters in January 2017. These images were combined using software then processed to give this splendid result.

John Axtell from the Guildford Astronomical Society with a monthly review of astronomical matters including a review of the past month's discoveries, events and space missions, Constellation of the Month, forthcoming talks and events and what's up in the night sky to see during the coming month.

You can listen to the shows below, read the PDF of the programme and watch the constellation of the month.


Programme Date
Presentation Slides
Constellation Slides
Constellation Video
Coronavirus, Space X Crew Dragon, Starlink, Comet Borisov, asteroid Flybys, Centaurs, constellation of the month and what to look for in the night sky in May.
Corona Virus, Space X and One Web constellations, Space X Dragon and Starship, space tourism, Mars, new mini moon, iron rain, constellation of the month and what to see in the night sky for the coming month.
Heather Couper, The Solar Telescope, Solar Orbiter, Betelgeuse, Christina Koch, Parker, Star Link and One Web, Virgin Galactic and  Space X,  Insight, New Horizons and Arrakoth, constellation of the month, meetings at local astronomy societies and what to see in the night sky for the coming month.

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