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ISS – International Space Station Passes UK July/ August 2016

UK ISS Pass details for May/ June 2016

ISS

ISS Long Exposure photo of a visible ISS pass Credit: Mark Humpage

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during July/ August 2016.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

For times and info  Read the rest of this entry »

Beginners Telescopes, Easy Guide and Review

Beginners Telescopes – Easy Guide and Review

Beginners Telescope

Choose wisely when buying a Telescope Credit: meteorwatch

Beginners Telescopes: When people first get interested or even talk about looking at the night sky and astronomy, the first thing that jumps to mind is stargazing using a telescope. It’s like a fisherman has a rod or a boat and a painter has a brush, to many it’s a rite of passage and something they must have to feel like a proper astronomer.

There is so much a beginner can see without a Telescope and even more to see with binoculars (a pair should be owned by every beginner and budding astronomer), but there comes a time when a beginner feels they must have a telescope. This is when you can venture into a very technical and confusing world for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

ISS – International Space Station Passes UK May/ June 2016

UK ISS Pass details for May/ June 2016

ISS

ISS Long Exposure photo of a visible ISS pass Credit: Mark Humpage

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during April2016 with UK Astronaut Major Tim Peake.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

For times and info  Read the rest of this entry »

ISS – International Space Station Passes UK April 2016

UK ISS Pass details for April 2016

ISS

ISS Long Exposure photo of a visible ISS pass Credit: Mark Humpage

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during April2016 with UK Astronaut Major Tim Peake.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

For times and info  Read the rest of this entry »

ISS – International Space Station Passes UK February 2016

UK ISS Pass details for February 2016

ISS

ISS Long Exposure photo of a visible ISS pass Credit: Mark Humpage

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during February 2016 with UK Astronaut Major Tim Peake.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

For times and info  Read the rest of this entry »

Tim Peake Principia Launch – Watch LIVE

Tim Peake Principia Launch LIVE – Watch British Astronaut Blast Off To The Space Station

Tim Peake Principia Launch Live!

Date

Tue, Dec 15 2015 11:00 AM GMT — Tue, Dec 15 2015 6:00 PM GMT

About

Live transmission of ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and cosmonaut commander Yuri Malenchenko’s voyage to the International Space Station. The trio will spend six months working in space. Launch coverage starts at 11:00 GMT (12:00 CET), resuming for docking at 17:00 GMT (18:00 CET) and hatch opening at 18:45 GMT (19:45 CET).

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Geminid Meteor Shower 2015

Geminid Meteor Shower 2015

Geminid Meteor Shower Eye Of the Needle Credit: David Kingham Photography - @davidkingham

Geminid Meteor Shower Eye Of the Needle Credit: David Kingham Photography – @davidkingham

The Geminid meteor shower is the grand finale of astronomical events in 2015.  It’s the most reliable and prolific of the annual meteor showers.

This year the the Moon is absent and won’t interfere with the Geminids at their peak. Peak is on the 14th and activity should be high 13th – 15th December.

Providing there are clear skies, many fainter meteors should be seen as well as bright meteors/ fireballs. Read the rest of this entry »

OA4 Cygnus Atlas IV launch To The Space Station – LIVE

Watch Cygnus Launch to The Space Station – LIVE

Leonid Meteor Shower

Leonid Meteor Shower

Leonid

The Leonid meteor shower peaks on the evening of the 17th/ 18th  November 2015 and has been known to be one of the most dramatic and famous meteor showers.

During its history, the Leonids have produced heavy meteor showers and storms, in 1833 and 1966 the Leonids produced tens of thousands of meteors per hour! These Leonid storms literally did have the appearance of meteors falling from the sky like rain. Read the rest of this entry »

ISS – International Space Station Passes UK December 2015

UK ISS Pass details for December 2015

Christmas 2015 ISS

ISS Pass Times Leading Uo To Christmas Eve

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during December 2015 with great passes over the Christmas period. Read the rest of this entry »

ISS – International Space Station Passes UK October 2015

UK ISS Pass details for October 2015

ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during August 2015.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

To see times and info Read the rest of this entry »