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Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903


Current Notes - The Manchester AS Magazine

When regular meetings of the Society were suspended in 1939, Mr. H.L. Dilks began circulating "Monthly Notes" to keep members in touch with recent events. These notes continued for a period, to be re-titled "Current Notes" under the editorship of Mr. William Porthouse who incorporated "Post Tenebras Lux" in the title - translated "After Darkness Light" - reflecting the difficulties imposed by war time blackout. Since then, Current Notes continued to be produced two to four issues per year.

In 2011, we went digital and the magazine is now distributed by e-mail as a PDF file but members who do not have e-mail can request a printed version. With the proliferation of "social media" and other websites, the contributions to Current Notes is dwindling and currently, issues are produced on an "ad hoc" basis when sufficient input has been received.

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Book Reviews

Jupiter reviewed by Kevin Kilburn
The Moon
The Moon reviewed by Kevin Kilburn
The Sun
The Sun reviewed by Kevin Kilburn
Discovering Pluto
Discovering Pluto reviewed by Kevin Kilburn
Chasing New Horizons
Chasing New Horizons reviewed by Kevin Kilburn
Universal reviewed by Kevin Kilburn
The Sun
The Victorian Amateur Astronomer reviewed by Kevin Kilburn