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    Mike Meynell
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    Here’s a sneak preview of the September “Sky this Month” presentation, that I’ll be giving at the first lecture of the new season on Monday 15 September.

    Thanks to Sumitra and Martin for providing images for me to use.

    This month, I’ll be giving a review of the Perseids (Sumitra’s picture in the Washington Post will be mentioned!) and looking forward to the Orionids in October. A brief discussion on comets is next… thanks to Martin for the photo of Comet Jacques.

    We will then move on to talk about the Moon, and the whole “supermoon” nonsense, including some shameless publicity about my supermoon picture on the BBC.

    A brief discussion about the planets follows, before moving on to the Milky Way (another picture from Sumitra) and a chat about “dark nebulae”, specifically the dark nebula known as “Barnard’s E”.

    Finally, we finish on an old favourite for this time of year – M31 Andromeda Galaxy.

    The full presentation is shown below:

    #7662
    Sumitra
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    Very nice presentation!
    Thanks, Mike, for using some of my photos!! Quite honoured 🙂

    #7663
    Brian Blake
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    Wow Mike great presentation. What is the music?

    #7664
    Mike Meynell
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    Thanks Brian & Sumitra.

    What is the music?

    Good question… I don’t actually remember! It’s a royalty-free piece of background music, which I downloaded ages ago.

    #7667
    Andy Sawers
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    And the Bafta for Best Short Documentary goes to…

    #7668
    Mike Meynell
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    🙂

    Am I going to have to do a “I’d like to thank the Academy…” speech?

    #7678
    Andy Sawers
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    You could always take the Spike Milligan approach: “I’m not going to thank anybody because I did it all by myself…!”

    #8043
    Mike Meynell
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    Full report is now online here.

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