Some amateur astronomy stuff

There were no reports of widespread NLCs last night (despite predictions to the contrary), but that doesn’t preclude them from turning up bright and boastful at any other time this week (though sadly, they’d have to be pretty bright to blaze through the other water bearing clouds above this town).

Pictures are still coming in from the 11th of July solar eclipse, these ones have been posted to the British Astronomical Association‘s blog.

The inaugural Achievements in Amateur Astronomy award has been presented to Peter Birtwhistle by the Sky at Night Magazine. Information on his work, which includes the discovery of 20 minor planets and observations of Near Earth Objects can be seen in the August issue of the magazine.

And finally, Citizen Sky, the variable star citizen science website run by the American Association of Variable Star Observers to train people in variable star observing has produced a planetarium show on the main variable its newly trained eyes are to turn to – Epsilon Aurigae. The trailer for the show is below:

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