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Astronomical Society of Haringey


Because the ASH falls under the new UK GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) - as we hold details on members - these new Regulations have been placed on this website. (And will also appear in an issue of 2002)
You can find them on the ABOUT page, including a downloadable pdf, or use this link


Lunar Eclipse : Friday 27th July 2018

There is a total eclipse of the Moon on 27th July. Although perhaps not as spectacular as a Total Solar Eclipse, they are still intriguing; need no special viewing equipment and last a lot longer!
This is the longest such eclipse this century and will last, beginning to end, 103 minutes.
From the UK however we don't get it all, the Moon will rise, around 21.21hrs BST (20.21UTC) already having been in full eclipse for nearly an hour - but there is still almost another hour when it remains eclipsed.
The Moon will start to leave the full eclipse at 22.13 BST, and will final cease being eclipsed around 00.20.
The view you get can vary considerably, a lot depend on weather conditions, but you should get a 'Blood Moon' when it turns a coppery red in colour - as shown below in this example from 2015
Note that Mars too should be in the image this time around - to the right
It will be more or less same colour BUT - contrary to the many Moon-Mars Hoaxes - NOT anything like the same size!!!!!

Lunar Eclipse

Next Meeting

Thursday 20th September 2018


"Can We Live On Mars?"

Greg Smye-Rumsby

Greg's talk will be about the many problems with the prospect of living on Mars. From the lack of a protective magnetic field, poisonous atmosphere, lack of plant- growing sunlight and - possibly the most devastating - the complete lack of pubs...

Mars Base


The discussion on 'How The Sky at Night' has changed our views on the Solar System - using the comparison between two programmes a few decades apart... is now scheduled for October as part of the AGM Meeting

Sky at Night


This image was taken 19th March - a three-day old Moon and a brilliant Venus.





See MEETINGS for more details
- and how to get to the venue


General Information


See the OBSERVING page for maps and details
and some new images

Updates via text, (if you have set this up),
and also check the Facebook page
Any queries, email



Issues now on line up to March 2018

There are new details, including a new membership and renewal form as a downloadable PDF, on the ABOUT page


A page has been set up in the MENU - OBSERVING - where the maps, details and photographs can now be found

However these outdoor meetings all depend on weather conditions, so arrangements are likely to be made close to any particular date, or could change that day. Consequently having your email and/or mobile phone number is getting more vital as you can be notified up to the minute. So - as we have asked before - anyone who hasn't already done so, (and are willing to do so), please send this and your mobile phone number to -
(This goes to Chairman: Jim Webb; Secretary/Membership Secretary: Alister Innes and Treasurer: Kyri Voskou.)

This means they can text if necessary.

The Facebook page will also be used for the most up-to-date information

OBITUARIES has now moved to its own page.
Click direct, or it is linked from SPEAKERS




page image copyright
INDEX Witchhead Nebula NASA
MAGAZINE Planetary Nebula 2818 NASA
CONTACT Jodrell Bank Mk1A Lovell Mat Irvine
LINKS Butterfly Nebula NASA
EVENTS Eagle Nebula NASA
MEETINGS Reflection Nebula in Orion NASA
OBSERVING ASH observing at Pole Hill Mat Irvine
OBITUARIES Total Solar Eclipse 2006 Mat Irvine


New ASH website created : November 2011

Latest update : Julyl 2018 v:2.1.65

Unless otherwise credited, all images © 2018 Mat Irvine and members of the Society

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