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Foredown Tower Astronomers held a "Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Event" on Thursday, April 23rd in the grounds of the Emmaus Community, Hove.    When we built an analemmatic  sundial we asked Sir Patrick to record a message that we could use on the day of opening.  While we were with him we asked for his opinion on how to create a…

We have been following the progress of the Emmaus Analemmatic Sundial which has been built by Emmaus and the Foredown Tower Astronomers in the grounds of the Emmaus Community. George Hurrion has just sent us the following update: In June Dr. Robert Smith (Sussex University) officially opened the astronomical part of the in order that the public could watch the ceramic decorations…

The Brighton Emmaus Community was persuaded by Foredown Tower Astronomers to build an analemmatic sundial in their grounds that are open to the public.  This project was officially opened by Dr. Robert Smith (University of Sussex) on Saturday, June 29th at the Emmaus Open Day by uncovering the midday-stone at 1 p.m.  Sir Patrick Moore recorded the following instruction last…

Foredown Tower Astronomers at their "Sir Patrick Moore" Moonwatch

The Foredown Tower Astronomers were foiled by poor visibility on March 16th for their Sir Patrick Moore “Memorial Moon Watch” at Hangleton Manor. However, the Emmaus Community, Brighton, made their grounds available for the FTA to have a second attempt at this “Memorial Moon Watch” on April 23rd. This time the weather was perfect with a 12-day Moon and not…

Our astronomy group, Foredown Tower Astronomers, are working with the Brighton Emmaus Community to build an analemmatic sundial in their grounds which are open to the general public.  We moved our location to Emmaus when the Brighton and Hove City Council closed the ForedownTower.  This Brighton Emmaus Community have a web-site that explains their aims and objects.  During the time…

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