North Lincs Astro meeting 5th June 2017

Despite the weather, 16 regulars turned up for the North Lincs astro society meeting on Monday 5th June 2017.

The night kicked off with Damian giving a brief talk about the constellation Libra the scales. This included the history of the naming, and some of the stars to look out for. Then John Kindly gave us his monthly  update on the latest news from the world of astronomy and space flight. This was followed by a great talk about the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, which included an in depth description explaining about the brightness / luminosity of stars and the difference between apparent and absolute magnitude. Also there was also a practical lesson for us all, with pencils and work sheets at the ready. This was not as difficult as we feared. Even I got it right !

Thanks as always for Malcolm and Glennys for the teas and refreshments (including doggy bag for me) and the Lincolnshire wildlife trust for the use of the venue.

As always Northern Optics was in attendance with some bargains on the night

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