The Winter Sky

Society Meeting

Thursday, 16th November 2023 (19:45 - 22:00)

Venue: Meeting Room, Swinton Bottom Club (Formerly Swinton WMC)

The winter sky offers a captivating celestial display that enchants stargazers and astronomy enthusiasts alike. As the temperature drops and the nights grow longer, the winter constellations take centre stage, revealing a breathtaking tapestry of stars, clusters, and nebulae.



One of the most prominent and recognizable constellations of the winter sky is Orion, often referred to as the "Hunter." Its distinct pattern, formed by three bright stars in a row representing Orion's belt and two stars marking his shoulders, is a celestial hallmark. Within Orion's borders lies the famous Orion Nebula (M42), a stellar nursery where new stars are born, surrounded by swirling gas and dust. The nebula's ethereal glow is visible to the naked eye and becomes even more mesmerizing when observed through a telescope.

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Speaker: Kris Hudson-Lee

As for my biography:

Kris has been a member of the society on and off since he was just 10 years old, first joining in 1983. In his time as a member he has given many talks about many subjects however his main interest has always been the outer solar system.

He holds degree level qualifications in astrophysics with mechanics.

When he's not stuck with his eye at the eyepiece he is also a semi professional bass guitarist, playing in three bands and touring all over the country; although in previous bands he has played all over Europe and even the USA.

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society is a Registered Charity in England & Wales, Registered Charity No 1064103.

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