CANCELLED – Messier Marathon Saturday 9th March

Unfortunately this event is now cancelled due to poor weather.

My view of an eternal optimist, this Saturday is due to be the Wiltshire Astronomical Society / SPOG Messier marathon.  Of course, the weather is unlikely to co-operate, but you never know.  If it does start to improve, we meet on the Ridgeway near the North Wilts Golf Club.   A fuller article about the event appears in the March WAS newsletter which can be found here.  If you intend to come along, do  drop us an email using this site or to spogastro@googlemail.com.so we can let you know what’s happening.

CANCELLED: Geminids 2012 Meteor Watch – 13 Dec

Unfortunately the weather forecast is for cloud, and lots of it, so this meeting has had to be cancelled.

The Geminids are the most active of the annual meteor showers, and this year coincide perfectly with the New Moon. With these ideal conditions, SPOG is planning a meeting at Westbury White Horse on the evening of the 13th December. The peak is expected at around 19:00, but it is estimated that the rate will be high well into the early hours of the morning; past observations also record an increase of bright meteors following the peak.

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