Visual Double Star Astronomy – Bob Argyle

March 5, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Willingdon Memorial Hall
Church St
Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 9HT

Visual Double Star Astronomy – Bob Argyle

I will start by describing the various types of double stars and why their observation is important. A brief history of visual discovery will follow and then my current long-term project will be described. Finally, I will talk about the current resurgence of interest in visual double stars among the amateur community and briefly suggest books and guides that might be of use to someone who wants to take up this activity.

Bob Argyle has been observing double stars for 50 years. As a student at Herstmonceux he used the 28-inch refractor to make micrometric measures of visual binaries. Since 1990 he has been observing with the 8-inch Cooke refractor at Cambridge. He is Director of the Webb Double Star Section and an Editor of The Observatory magazine.


Due to unforeseen circumstances Dr Bob Fosbury cannot now make the previously scheduled presentation:

The David Godfrey Lecture – 25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope [Special 90-minute presentation]

Dr Robert (Bob) Fosbury (Emeritus Astronomer, European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany, who worked for ESA and with NASA for 26 years on the Hubble Space Telescope project)

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