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Real life experiences of a backyard village astronomer.  Another home for the village monthly website astronomy columns too.

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Cashing in on Photons - Auction prize

Every Autumn our local pub organises a charity auction evening.  As one of the lots I offer a voucher for 'An evening of Astronomy'.  This blog shows the outcome of the last winning bid as posted on the local website, warts and all. Cashing in on photons   A short article on an outreach at the Bishop Monkton observatory   Sunday the 22nd of October 2017, a week after the annual auction at the Lamb and Flag, the owners of the Astronomy Evening voucher from 2016 made it to





Chris’s Backyard Astronomy.  January 2017.   A view beyond Earth’s lifetime   Happy New Year to everyone.  This month I am going to concentrate upon one topic only; something that came to my attention at New Year.  The item in question is described as a QUASAR and makes a year in my life appear extremely insignificant.   Eyewitness report:   “Almost Older Than Time. Would we be able to see it?   On Monday the 2nd of Janua



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