Category Archives: Old Newsletters

Getting started in Astronomy (Part 2), by Steve Southern

Continuing on from last month let’s look at how some more of the more obvious constellations and stars can be used as pointers and sign posts in the night sky. […] Continue Reading »

Constellation of the Month (December 2008) – Taurus, by Steve Southern

Avoiding the obvious Orion, December’s constellation of the month is the wonderful Taurus, the bull. Click for printable map Myth Taurus is one of the oldest zodiacal constellations. According […] Continue Reading »

Multi-wavelength Observing – December 2008, by Brian Finney

NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer finds the Ghost of Mirach alive and well. Adapted from GALEX website ( The “Ghost of Mirach” galaxy is shown in visible light on the left, […] Continue Reading »

Deep Sky – December 2008 by Dave Owen

The constellation of Auriga culminates, reaches its highest point in our sky, at about midnight in mid December. However, even at about 21:00, in mid December, it is about 60 […] Continue Reading »

Getting started in Astronomy (Part 1), by Steve Southern

We’re starting a new feature for those members new to astronomy. This month to start you off we have “Getting started in astronomy”, a guide to those “first steps” in […] Continue Reading »

Constellation of the Month (November 2008) – Andromeda, by Steve Southern

High in the south at midnight in November is the wonderful constellation of Andromeda. Look for it almost directly above you towards the South at around midnight during November. Click […] Continue Reading »

The Distance Learning in Astronomy Experience – Brian Finney

I have always had a passing interest in Astronomy and Space; about 15 months ago I decided to take it further and attended my first LAS meeting. As a part […] Continue Reading »