Monthly Archives: May 2016

May Sungazing 14/05/2016

Despite the inconsistent weather forecast, we had a good day observing the Sun in Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

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Raspberry Pi Camera

At the Transit of Mercury event, Stephen Jackson brought along his telescope and the Raspberry Pi camera. This is no normal astronomical imaging device. The setup of this camera allows anybody armed with an i-device (eg. iPhone, android phone, tablet PC, etc) to view the live image from the telescope directly on their device. The

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2016 Transit of Mercury – What a Day!

I met Mike Mills at 09:30 at our top-secret location where we store the Telescopes. Mike was extremely organised with his comprehensive check-sheet of required equipment and paraphernalia. We took about 30 minutes to load up, checking and double-checking everything. We were due to meet Mike Gover and Andy Noble at Hallam Square around 11am;

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Transit of Mercury Monday 09/05/2016!

The 2016 Transit of Mercury occurs on Monday 9th May. We will be in The Amphitheatre at Sheffield Hallam University, Hallam Square with our solar telescopes. First contact is at 12:12, with the planet Mercury crossing the disc of the Sun reaching last contact at 19:42. As always, take care when observing the Sun. The

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Weather Forecast

Sheffield England United Kingdom
September 25, 2020, 02:45
current pressure: 1000 mb
humidity: 89%
wind speed: 13 mph N
wind gusts: 20 mph
sunrise: 06:58
sunset: 18:56
Forecast September 25, 2020
Intermittent clouds
max. UV-Index: 3
Partly cloudy
Forecast September 26, 2020
Intermittent clouds
max. UV-Index: 3
Mostly cloudy