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Starparty next Saturday 16 of January

Last Update: we move one day and have our party SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17th @ 19hrs Please not that there is snow and ice. Parking at the premises is not possible. Park you vehicle at Hauthem, a few hunderd meters before … Continue reading

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Best wishes for 2016 !

Capella wishes a joyfull 2016 to everybody and lots of stars and clear nights! some of the star events to come this year: 16 januari: Starparty when clear skies @ Marollenkapel 26 januari: start cursus “Sterrenkunde”  Tienen 11-12 maart: “Sterrenkijkdagen” Sint-Janscollege … Continue reading

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Lecture on 50 years the BIRA institute in Ukkel (Brussels)

Next Tuesday you can enjoy a lecture by Dr. Karolien Lefever (Boutersem) on “50 years of research on earthly an on-earthly atmospheres”. The trigger is the 50 years celebration of this Belgian research institute on Ukkel premises. Karolien Lefever (Boutersem) … Continue reading

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Pacman Nebula by member Patrick Jacobs (Erps-Kwerps)

Patrick made this picture using H-Alfa filters, from his light-polluted home town near Brussels. This is a vast reguin of Hydrogen in space, close to the W-shaped constellation of Cassiopeia.

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Capella @ the “Totemannenbak” Tienen

The “Totemannenbak” is a Christmas event where the Tienen bakers are baking special raisin bread, called a “Toteman”. It is supposed to llok like a Christmas child. Even if in doubt about that last characteristic, in each case it is … Continue reading

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Capella at the Christmas Fair in ‘t Paenhuys Hoegaarden

When there is a party going on – stars or no stars – Capella will be there!  We had ‘exclusive’ astronomy articles for sale like STarcharts, glow-in-the-dark stars for the bedroom and beautifull greeting crads with pictures taken by members. … Continue reading

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September lunar eclips from another perspective!

Urbain Costermans made this original view on the lunar eclips, by matching his eclips pictures to the perceived shadow circle of earth. It came out pretty well! Well done Urbain!

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