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4th May 19:30hrs: Public Event: It’s Galaxy Season! Did You Know?

It’s that time of year again!
The Winter skies, with Orion, the Pleiades and so many other targets in the outer arms of the Milky Way, are slowly being replaced by Summer sky targets, with the Milky Way core itself slowly coming into view as Earth relentlessly makes its way around the Sun.
Spring time, however, brings along with it a period of fewer views at targets in our own galaxy, and better views away from our galaxy itself, to gaze out at galaxies beyond. The Pinwheel and Whirlpool galaxies towards the North, the Leo Triplet and Markarian’s Chain, amongst countless others, are currently visible in our skies. It’s galaxy season!
Maltese astrophotographer, and Astronomical Society Vice-President, Ramon Curmi shall be delivering a short talk on galaxy season and his experience with chasing and imaging galaxies on the 4th of May, at 19:30hrs, at the Razzett tal-Baghal, Buskett ( goo.gl/VVXlme). This will be followed with an observation of the night skies using telescopes brought over by members of the Astronomical Society.
As always – all those who would like to bring along their telescopes are welcome to do so! We will be present on site to answer questions and help any attendees bringing along their new telescopes etc.
All those interested in attending can fill in the linked google form: goo.gl/forms/X5PQuwnw3d1nSV0b2
See you all there!

 

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