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Wiltshire's Dark Skies Away from towns and cities, Honeystreet is the perfect place to observe the night sky far from artificial light pollution and interference.
Wiltshire Astronomical Society Founded in 1995, the Wiltshire Astronomical Society is a great way to get involved with your local astronomy community. A thriving club catering for all aspects of astronomy, from visual to imaging, radio to armchair.
Education The building of the Honeystreet Observatory will bring the awe inspiring nature of Space to visitors young and old; with a range of talks, observing nights and workshops.
The Barge Inn The observatory will be situated in the grounds of the historic canal side pub, the Barge Inn.
“Possibly the only pub in the country endorsed by Camra, the Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute and the Rolling Stones”
(The Guardian)
Crop Circles “The Barge indeed is Crop Circle Central – there’s even Croppie ale for sale – and circle aficionados arrive to camp here from all over the world..."
(Sunday Telegraph)
Earth Speaks “If we discover intelligent life beyond Earth, should we reply, and if so, what should we say?”

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ZOOINVERSE Scientists are combing our galaxy looking for stars that could be harbouring planet-forming disks. They need your help!
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The Search For Life
The Drake Equation Just how many advanced civilisations are out there?

The Drake equation is a probabilistic argument used to arrive at an estimate of the number of active, communicative extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.[1][2] The number of such civilizations, N, is assumed to be equal to the mathematical product of (i) the average rate of star formation, R*, in our galaxy, (ii) the fraction of formed stars, fp, that have planets, (iii) the average number of planets per star that has planets, ne, that can potentially support life, (iv) the fraction of those planets, fl, that actually develop life, (v) the fraction of planets bearing life on which intelligent, civilized life, fi, has developed, (vi) the fraction of these civilizations that have developed communications, fc, i.e., technologies that release detectable signs into space, and (vii) the length of time, L, over which such civilizations release detectable signals, for a combined expression of:

Number of Aliens

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R: Rate of Star Formation

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FP: % Stars with planets

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NE: % That can support life

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FL: % That develop life

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FI: % Life that is intelligent

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FC: % With communications

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L: Lifetime of civilisations