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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 ~ September 2017

 

20160318 Southern Terminator 

The lunar southern terminator:  This image from Roy Bicknell was taken with his 150mm refractor, f/8 compile from an avi video and a mosaic in three sections.  The main lower craters are Clavius, Tycho and Picatus.  The main upper features are Guericke, Alpetragui, Arzachel, Thebit and Rupes Recta (the straight wall).  Image taken 17th March 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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