Here are a collection of articles covering a wide range of topics written by members of the Astronomy Section.
Looking for a first telescope for yourself or someone who you care about? Learn about what best fits your needs. By David Le Conte
Guernsey’s astronomical heritage starts over five thousand years ago with Neolithic man. written by David Le Conte and Jean Dean
The Society for the History of Astronomy (SHA) published a obituary of our esteemed member David Le Conte (1940-2020). written by Jason Hill and Jean Dean
What was the Star recorded in the Gospel according to St Matthew? By David Le Conte
Short article about the hsitory of the section and gallery of images showing the construction of our Observatory club room and telescope building at Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey.
False claims that on 27 August of each year Mars would be closer to the Earth than it has been for thousands of years. By David Le Conte
An account written following an expedition to see the total eclipse of the Sun on 26 February 1998. By David Le Conte
This article was published in two parts, in Sagittarius (the newsletter of La Société Guernesiaise Astronomy Section), in July/August and September/October 1997. It was based on a talk given by the author to the Astronomy Section on 20 May 1997. It has been slightly updated to the date of this transcript, December 2007.
An article published in the The British Sundial Society Bulletin 97.3 about the Guernsey Liberation Monument. By David Le Conte
Some Steroscopic images of the Liberation Monument. By David Le Conte
An account written about the construction of The Liberation Monument for the 50th anniversary, on the 9th May 1995. By David Le Conte
Le Conte, D., 1969. SAO’s Historic Photos of Apollo 8. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory News, IX(3).