Perseus and Algol   

    The constellation of Perseus contains the famous variable "Winking Demon Star" click here for a finder chart and a calendar of minima for January and February.

    Comet Catalina 

     Click Here for a finder chart for comet Catalina

    Julian's Photos

    Photographs by Bassetlaw astronomical society member Julian Matthews
    Photographs by Julian Matthews 

    Sad Passing of Madeline Cox

    Sadly Madeline Cox passed away in January 2015.

    This came as sad and unexpected news to the members of the society. Madeline was a very active member and was due to give a talk on the second meeting in February. It is hoped that we can preserve this meeting in future to have a memorial talk on some topic of Astronomy History. This would be a fitting tribute, acknowledging her chair position in the Society for the History of Astronomy.

    Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Les and Madeline's family. She will be sadly missed and affectionately remembered by all who knew her.

    Poetry by Madeline Cox

    Jan 2015 Comet Finder chart for Comet Lovejoy
     PANSTARRS and ISON

    Links to Ephemeris details of this year's brightest comets

     Algol Variability  

    Jim's notes on the variable star Algol or B-persei (Updated for Feb/Mar)

     Path of Near Earth Asteroid

    Click here to see a map of the path of the near earth asteroid 2012DA14

    Sir Patrick Moore 9 Dec 2012

    We are sad to hear of the death of Sir Patrick Moore. 



    I am sure many of our members would consider him as a major influence in their continued interest in astronomy.



    He will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered.

     Cresswell Crags 22 Oct 2012 Lynzi Pond - Experience Nottinghamshire