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Welcome to Leicester Astronomical Society’s website.

We hope you will find the information here useful and look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

2016 JUNE  MEETINGS

Tues June 14:   ‘Stellar evolution’ by Simon Newman

Tues June 28:  ‘Human Performance in Space:  The role of personality, stress and coping’ by Dr Nathan Smith, Northampton University

7.30pm, John Eggleston Suite, National Space Centre

 

 

COLOURED CLOUDS SEEN FROM LEICESTER, 1 FEB 2016

COLOURED CLOUDS SEEN FROM LEICESTER, 1 FEB 2016

By on 1st February 2016

Photos here from Paul Cooke, Steve Louth and Rob Hayes (in Lancashire)

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THE SUN by Mike Kirby, 10 Feb 2016.

THE SUN by Mike Kirby, 10 Feb 2016.

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LAS Members at ‘Stargazing Live’ at the National Space Centre, January 15, 2016

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SWIFT DETECTS ITS 1000TH GAMMA RAY BURST

By on 8th November 2015

The University of Leicester has had a major involvement in the Swift mission to detect GRB’s.     More details about the 1000th GRB here http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasas-swift-spots-its-thousandth-gamma-ray-burst

TELESCOPE FOR SALE

TELESCOPE FOR SALE

By on 7th September 2015

TELESCOPE FOR SALE   A virtually unused  Skyliner-200P 8 inch Dobsonian  telescope purchased 18 months ago.    Asking price around £200.   Vendor (Jeremy Rider) lives in Lyddington, just outside Uppingham.   You can contact Mr Rider as follows:   jerider1@googlemail.com or