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Graham FinchTalk

An idiot's guide to Messier and some of the most beautiful objects in the night sky.
In the first part of his presentation Graham will provide an insight into the life of Charles Messier explaining how he came to be interested in astronomy and why he ended up becoming famous for observing and cataloguing these objects.

Graham will also explain why these objects are ideal for the amateur astronomer to observe and he will refer to easily accessible resources to assist.

Was Charles Messier lucky or unlucky in his personal and professional life? Well hopefully you will be able to decide.

In the second part of his talk, which will include photographs and short videos, Graham will discuss the astronomical significance of some of these beautiful objects and bring to the fore the contributions of other astronomers whose work was badly overlooked at the time.

Hopefully, following the talk, we will observe some Messier objects with a variety of equipment, if the weather permits!

Details

Date

Friday 11 October 2019

Time

7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Email

press@midkentastro.org.uk

Web

https://www.midkentastro.org.uk/events

Tickets

  • Non Members 2nd visit - £3.00

Bredhurst Village Hall
Hurstwood Road
Bredhurst
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 3JZ

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