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Like minded people interested in a particular subject rarely get the chance to meet up and discuss their interests in a convivial atmosphere. Here at The Local Group we gather once a month at a local hotel in Bexhill, East Sussex where over an evening meal we discuss all aspects of the science behind astronomy.  Active participation is expected and encouraged. Our meetings differ to those of traditional society events with an invited speaker. We maintain a friendly and informal atmosphere and if you would like to attend our meetings please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 07768 175580.  Some of The Local Group give talks and demonstrations to schools, youth groups, business and  charitable clubs. Details can be found on our website  

M31, The Andromeda Galaxy We take our name from the "Local Group of Galaxies" in which our galaxy, The Milky Way, is one of the larger members.  The Local Group has more than 50 galaxies spread over a distance of 10 million light years.  Prominent members include the Andromeda galaxy (left, click image to enlarge), M31, and its satellites M32 and M110; the Triangulum galaxy, M33 and our own Milky Way.  Our Local Group forms part of the Virgo Supercluster. Use this link to find out more about our local group of galaxies .


Images from The Local Group ~ February 2018


20180118 Star trails   

Star trails from the garden: Ninety minutes of imaging the region of the pole star, Polaris.  The image is composed of 182 x 30s exposures using a Canon 500D camera mounted on a fixed tripod.  A Canon 10 - 18mm lens was used set at 11mm f:4.5 and ISO 800.  The camera was set to Manual with both image stabilisation and auto focus switched off.  The images were stacked in PhotoShop Elements 14 using the "Lighten" blend mode.  No other processing was undertaken.  Image david Pulley 18th January 2018















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