Milton Keynes Astronomical Society

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Rectory Cottages,    (their web site)
Church Green Road,
Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ.

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Next meeting 8:00pm on Friday 3 April 2015 (Good Friday), Astromeet

All our meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.

March Observations:

Results from Partial Solar Eclipse: well, the cloud parted when it had to and good views of its progress were seen by many. MKAS special contingent of sun watchers were out in force in central MK to share the event with passers-by. A good experience for all.

Five-day weather outlook for local observers
Friday 18:00 21:00
Saturday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Sunday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Monday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Tuesday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence, generated by the Met. Office on Fri 27th March at 21:00

Cloud cover forecast from
 Don't forget - the clocks go forward on Saturday night

The Sun
Lasco C3 EIT 195 Magnetogram
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  The Moon
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 Mar 13
 Mar 20
 Mar 27


Mercury : Too close to the Sun this month.

Venus : Venus is very bright after sunset and close to Mars and Uranus in the first week of March. On March 4th, only 6 arc seconds from Uranus.

Mars : Mars fading and shrinking now and sinking in the southwest as it gets dark, despite that more or less holding position relative to the Sun.

Jupiter : Jupiter came to opposition early last month so is still visible all night long. Jupiter is reasonably high up the ecliptic in Leo.

Saturn : Saturn has passed round the Sun and re-appeared in the morning sky down in the Libra / Scorpius area

Uranus : Uranus came to opposition on Oct 7th in Pisces, so just visible for a short time after sunset

Meteors : No major showers due this month

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