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Dr. Helen Sharman OBE FRSC is a woman of many firsts - she's famous as Britain's first astronaut and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1981. This month Brooklands Radio proudly brings you an exclusive interview with Sharman in our regular half hour programme, Stars Over Surrey, airing on Friday Aug 25 at 7:30 pm and…

The SAGAS Summer Convention for 2017 was hosted by Hampshire Astronomical Group on the 15th July at Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane, Clanfield Hampshire. The meeting was formally opened by Graham Bryant of Hampshire Astronomical Group introducing the theme of the Convention “Astronomical Research in Southern England” The first speaker of the day was Dr Aru Beri, University of Southampton…

John Axtell (Guildford AS)  has been asked by Brooklands Radio to present on a monthly programme dedicated to Astronomy.  Brooklands Radio is a not-for-profit community station for Surrey that can be heard on the Internet every day and covers local features, news, travel, good music, and now - Astronomy. We hope that SAGAS members will "tune in" (or whatever it is…

Photo: Night sky over the thousand-year-old Knowlton Church on Cranborne Chase (Nigel Ball)

The Cranborne Chase AONB, the darkest place in south central England, is aiming to protect and develop its starry skies by way of an International Dark-Sky Association reserve status bid. The Wessex Astronomical Society and the BAA Commission for Dark Skies are helping with sky measurements, public awareness events and literature. Click here for more information. Photo: Night sky over…

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