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We have a talk on tonight - The Monster In The Crab by Gary Poyner. All welcome to attend. Then with clear skies this evening there'll hopefully be some good sights to see. Me? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Jupiter :)
For more info about what on at the observatory, visit the website at http://www.chesterfield-as.org.uk/diary/

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Classified as small eruptions on the Sun, these two bursts that occurred on Friday are still larger than our entire planet Earth! After each burst, you can see the magnetic field lines, which appear as bright coils, spiraling around the region as they attempt to reorganize the disrupted magnetic field. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2tqCvYR
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Looking cloudy... but doesn't stop us! We'll be open from 8pm.
Want to know more about astronomy? Come along. All our members are passionate about the subject and are more than happy to talk to you about any questions you may have. http://www.chesterfield-as.org.uk/our-society/

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Did you know that we’re watching the Sun 24/7 from space? One of the satellites in our fleet has being keeping an eye on the Sun almost every moment of every day for eight years! Take a look at a year on the Sun through this satellite’s eyes: https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/170782667044/a-year-on-the-sun-through-our-satellites-eyes
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Its looking like we'll have a clear sky this evening. We are open every Friday from 8pm. Look forward too seeing you there!
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Jupiter’s vibrant bands of light belts and dark regions appear primed for their closeup 📸 during our Juno spacecraft’s 10th flyby on Feb. 7. The science behind this beautiful image will help us understand the planet beneath those lush, swirling clouds: http://go.nasa.gov/2BPE71C
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Distant interacting galaxies – located 23 million light-years away – bear an uncanny resemblance to a penguin guarding an egg. The “penguin” was probably once a relatively normal-looking spiral galaxy, flattened like a pancake with smoothly symmetric spiral arms. The “egg” is distinctly different with its greenish glow, which tells the story of a population of much older stars. Discover more about this pair that has a mutual gravitational attraction, slowing dragging them closer together: http://go.nasa.gov/2EcCI6k
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Book a group visit at the Chesterfield Observatory for an entertaining and educational experience
http://www.chesterfield-as.org.uk/group-visits/

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