Brough Astronomy [BLAS]

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JANUARY

25th - Club meeting -- 3

Visitors this month - 3

Total No of visitors - 3


FEBRUARY

2nd - Hessle Cubs [Arapaho] - 30
10th - Brough Beavers -- 32

22nd- club meeting -- 1

29th - Cottingham Cubs -- 30

Visitors this month - 93

Total No of visitors - 96


MARCH

7th - Elloughton cum Brough Cubs - 29

10th - Keyingham Scouts - 35

Visitors this month - 64

Total No of visitors - 160


APRIL

Visitors this month - 0

Total No of visitors - 160


MAY

9th - Transit of Mercury - 50 -- see below for more details

23rd - Club meeting - 2

25th - Probus Club Driffield - 13

Visitors this month - 65

Total No of visitors - 225


JUNE

Visitors this month - 0

Total No of visitors - 225


JULY

club meeting - 1

Visitors this month - 1

Total No of visitors - 226


AUGUST

club meeting - 3

Visitors this month - 3

Total No of visitors - 229


SEPTEMBER

Visitors this month - 0

Total No of visitors - 229


OCTOBER

13th - Brough Brownies - 30

19th - Southcave Scouts - 18

Visitors this month - 48

Total No of visitors - 277


NOVEMBER

15th - Swanland Beavers - 32

19th - Brough Trefold - 9

16th - Visitors - 3

25th - Visitors - 3

Visitors this month - 47

Total No of visitors - 324


DECEMBER

Visitors this month - .0

Total No of visitors - 324



TRANSIT OF MERCURY 9th MAY 2016

The event was a great success as the day was perfect with not a cloud in the sky [one of our members was in Spain where it was reported back that it was cloudy and rain?] [he did get an hour of clear sky]

There were 7 telescopes set up outside with white light solar filters fitted 1 solar scope and 1 used as a projection.

Inside the dome the main telescope was used, the drive for 2 smaller scopes mounted on the large one each with white light filters each with a camera attached, one camera taking a shot every 2.5 minutes and the other connected to a laptop computer and projected on to the wall giving a sun some 5 feet across where Mercury could be clearly seem, this was also recorded every few minutes which means that we will be able to make a movie of the transition which started at 12:15 until 17:30. 

through the course of the afternoon we had about 50 visitors - one from Selby who had just caught it on the website and hastened down and enjoyed what was observed.

Any views and comments are welcome on the forum posts.