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Astrophotography is a special form of photography that (uniquely) reveals
objects that are invisible to the unaided eye - the distances within
our macrocosm are so vast that much of it can only be seen by means
of long exposure photographs. The camera, by accumulating light, helps
reveal mysteries of the universe that otherwise remain invisible. The
earth and all of its life forms evolved from the same elements that
gave light to these photographs - it is all part of our natural heritage.
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NewsNew Images from March 2011 to February 2012:
Conjunction over Stonehenge
M65 M66 Galaxy Pair in Leo
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
M101 Pinwheel Galaxy
M1 - Crab Nebula
WitchHead Nebula IC2118
UK Government Petition to Combat Light Pollution.
Light pollution is extremely wasteful because it projects large amounts of energy into the night sky, where it is not wanted and not needed. Light pollution disturbs wildlife, disturbs human sleep patterns, and blots out our view of the stars. Light pollution is growing at such an alarming rate that if we do not combat it now, our children and grandchildren will soon be unable to see the stars. Please help by signing this government petition, and please encourage as many family and friends to sign as possible. The petition has a deadline of 22 July 2016, so please sign as soon as possible.
Signing the petition is easy; you need provide only your name, email address, and postcode. You will then receive an email where you need to click the link to confirm that you are a genuine signatory. It is a UK Government website and is completely safe.
Please click here to be forwarded to the Government Petition website
Ramsbury Memorial Hall, 90th Anniversary Commemoration
Please click here for the YouTube Video
Ramsbury Holy Cross Organ Restoration:
Please click this link to see a YouTube video of Part IV: Celebration
Open Skies 2012 - a special astronomical event for the Ramsbury community
Dark Skies - find out how you can help us see the stars
New article added: Astro-Physics AP 900GTO Mount - some experiences
Click here for the Astrocruise presentation to the Stratford Upon Avon AS, September 18, 2012 (PDF format)
Visit BBC Wiltshire to see their Astrocruise feature article and their Venus Transit feature
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Last updated: 16 June 2016