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Welcome to Helensburgh Astronomical Society
Hello and Welcome to our website. The society was formed in 2002 for the purpose of providing and continuing awareness and education of astronomy. It is open to anyone who has an interest in Astronomy.

As a Society we meet on a regular basis for talks and event. We have access to Glasgow University's 16inch Meade telescope mostly. The observatory meetings are held jointly with the Astronomical Society of Glasgow.

If you are interested in joining then please have a look at the Join Us page.

Please use the Menu on the left to navigate this site. To find out our current programme please go to Programme page. I hope you find the links useful and will return here.
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Please Note: The Society is not responsible for the content provided in the following widgets - they have been included for the purpose of providing, as far as it is possible, Astronomy related news although from time to time other news items may be included.

Note: Comet ISON entries now on the Night Sky News Page:

NASA Prepares For Extraterrestrial Contact
'A couple of months ago top U.S. astronomers gathered in front of congress to let them know that extraterrestrial life exists without question. Their main argument was the size of the universe, emphasizing that there are trillions of stars out there, with one in every five most likely harboring an Earth-like planet. It is also important to keep in mind that planets do not have to be "Earth-like" in order to harbor life. You can read more about that story here'. . . . .
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'This time, NASA and the Library of Congress have teamed up bringing together scientists, theologians, philosophers and historians from around the globe for a two day symposium in order to discuss how to prepare the world for extraterrestrial contact, whether it be microbial organisms or intelligent beings. . . . .'read more)

Astronomers Baffled By Mystery Radio Bursts From Space
Baffled astronomers, surely not! A series of mysterious signals, known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRB), have left astronomers bemused as to what is causing the strange signals. So baffling is the occurrence that aliens have even been cited as possibly being responsible.

The light signals occur for several milliseconds and come out of nowhere. The occurrence was first detected in 2007, with only a handful of FRB incidents happening since.<.p>

In April this year, the latest rapid frequency bursts were sighted; their explanation still remains unknown. That has, however, not stopped people from speculating what the mysterious pulsing signals could be. Theories include the light being caused by colliding neutron stars and, predictably, that aliens are trying to make contact with us.’ (. . . read more)

Astronomers Baffled By Mystery Radio Bursts From Space
Pierre-Marie Robitaille: The Cosmic Microwave Background | EU2014
Published on 25 Apr 2014

Ever since Penzias and Wilson discovered that the Earth was surrounded by microwave energy, astronomers have been quick to postulate that the apparent ~3K signal represented the signature of the Big Bang. Yet long ago, Gustav Kirchhoff insisted that the setting of temperatures, using the laws of thermal emission, required enclosure. Clearly, the Big Bang can never meet this requirement. In this presentation, it will be demonstrated that the microwave fields, which surround the earth and have excited distant molecules, can be generated by the hydrogen bond within water in the condensed state. A review of the COBE and WMAP will be presented, revealing that the microwave anisotropy maps have no scientific validity. The data lack both signal to noise and reproducibility. Furthermore, the PLANCK satellite findings will be discussed. These data provide unambiguous evidence that powerful microwave fields do not exist at L2. Penzias and Wilson measured water on Earth. The correct assignment of this signal is vital to better understanding our own planet.

Pierre-Marie Robitaille, PhD is a Professor of Radiology at The Ohio State University, with a joint appointment in Chemical Physics. He initially trained as a spectroscopist and has wide ranging knowledge of instrumentation in the radio and microwave bands. A recognized expert in image acquisition and analysis, Professor Robitaille was responsible for doubling the world record in Magnetic Resonance Imaging in 1998. In 2000, he turned his attention to thermodynamics and astrophysics, demonstrating that the universality advanced in Kirchhoff's Law of Thermal Emission is invalid. He has published extensively on the microwave background, highlighting that this signal arises from water on the Earth and has no relationship to cosmology and has recently published a paper on the Liquid Metallic Hydrogen Solar Model (LMHSM)

The Black Whole (full movie) by Nassim Haramein
Published on 19 Jan 2014

This is an interesting video:: Black Whole uncovers scientific proof that we are one. The work of physicist, Nassim Haramein, provides insight into the structure of space-time and a new coherent model of the universe. Using the sacred geometry and codes in ancient monuments and documents, the film presents a new look at the reality of which we live. As early as 9 years old, Nassim was already developing the basis for a unified hyperdimensional theory of matter and energy, which he eventually called the “Holofractographic Universe.”

Nassim has spent most of his life researching the fundamental geometry of hyperspace, studying a variety of fields from theoretical physics, cosmology, quantum mechanics, biology and chemistry to anthropology and ancient civilizations. Combining this knowledge with a keen observation of the behavior of nature, he discovered a specific geometric array that he found to be fundamental to creation, and the foundation for his Unified Field Theory emerged. ( . . . read more)

Watch Nassim Haramein - Black Whole (2011) in Educational & How-To | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com
Solar System Wide Pole Shift The Evidence Is Building 02-04-2013 DNA Changes - New Lunar Atmosphere
Published on 4 Feb 2013

Evidence of the pole shifts, cover ups, Our moon now has an Atmosphere and Here on earth we are evolving New Quadruple Helix DNA found - The evidence is building it is only a matter of time before the doo doo hits the fan.

POLE SHIFT PHENOMENA REPORTED by RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE: http://crisisboom.com/2011/01/23/pole...

'Quadruple helix' DNA strains seen in human cells for the first time http://www.disclose.tv/news/Quadruple...

Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere

March 22, 2012: A recent flurry of eruptions on the sun did more than spark pretty auroras around the poles. NASA-funded researchers say the solar storms of March 8th through 10th dumped enough energy in Earth’s upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years.

“This was the biggest dose of heat we’ve received from a solar storm since 2005,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA Langley Research Center. “It was a big event, and shows how solar activity can directly affect our planet.”

Mlynczak is the associate principal investigator for the SABER instrument onboard NASA’s TIMED satellite. SABER monitors infrared emissions from Earth’s upper atmosphere, in particular from carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), two substances that play a key role in the energy balance of air hundreds of km above our planet’s surface.

Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats,” explains James Russell of Hampton University, SABER’s principal investigator. “When the upper atmosphere (or ‘thermosphere’) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.

That’s what happened on March 8th when a coronal mass ejection (CME) (. . . . continue reading original article)

Have a look at an alternative article on this - NASA: CO2 Is A Global Coolant And Massively Cools The Earth.

Inuit People On Sun Wrong ,Stars Wrong ,Earth Tilting On Axis

"Something Wrong With The Sun Moon & Earth. The Moon it looks to be almost 90 degrees out of kilter! Wonder Why The Public Isn’t Being Told About This, why the media blackout.

If the Moon does not rotate And the Sun is always at the centre of our little corner of the Universe. What does this say about the orbit of the Earth, it’s Rotation ? Something strange and unusual has happened or is happening!

The Sun has been in the wrong place for the last 2 years and is lower on the Southern horizon and we are definitely receiving the Sun’s Rays from a differing angle over the past 2 years (. . . . continue reading original article): here is a related video from 2 years ago - viewing recommended.

Another site dealing with this matter that is The Earth's Axis has shifted. The menu contains links to articles, data, images and information from NASA, SOHO, ESA, NOAA, NWS, USGS, Smithsonian Institution, Goddard Space Center, FEMA & other (U.S.) taxpayer funded Agencies. Of particular note is this page.

Meetings are held at 7.30 p.m. in the

PLEASE NOTE: As from the new Session (2013-14) Society Meetings
are returning to RSR BRAEHOLM and will be held at 7.30 p.m. in the



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