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ISS – International Space Station Passes UK February 2016

UK ISS Pass details for February 2016

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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!

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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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OA4 Cygnus Atlas IV launch To The Space Station – LIVE

Watch Cygnus Launch to The Space Station – LIVE

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

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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 »

#SuperBloodMoon LIVE

Mega Harvest Moon Broadcast

Mega Harvest Moon Broadcast – Courtesy Slooh.com

EXPERIENCE A RARE LUNAR ECLIPSE WITH SLOOH The Mega Harvest Moon Eclipse is Coming September 27th

It’s time to break out the blankets, grab your friends and family, and pack a festive picnic, because Slooh is inviting everyone to join us for the Mega Harvest Moon Eclipse on September 27th.

The Mega Harvest Moon Eclipse will take place on Sunday, September 27th, at 05:00 PM PDT/08:00 PM EDT/00:00UTC (International Times: http://bit.ly/1KxwTYH). Slooh is going all out for the eclipse, bringing in our feed partners from around the world to provide views of the moon from a number of countries and continents. Our hosts will report live from the U.S. and the United Kingdom, including a live report from the world famous Stonehenge. We’ll even have ongoing weather updates from Scott Sutherland of The Weather Network throughout the show, and in the week leading up to the eclipse, so viewers know exactly where they’ll be able to see the eclipse for themselves.

Slooh is especially excited for this rare event, and is calling on our viewers to share this special occasion with their friends and family by throwing a Lunatic Party! Get your loved ones together, pack a thematic picnic (moon pies, anyone?), and bring Slooh along for the ride, whether on your laptop, cell phone, or other mobile device. We’ll have all the information viewers need to enjoy this brilliant nighttime show, from what causes lunar eclipses, to the different ways people have understood the Moon throughout history, and even how some believe the Moon affects humans in bizarre ways to this day.

 Viewers can use the hashtag #SloohEclipse to ask questions, send pictures, and report their own observations during both shows.

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Blood Moon – Total Lunar Eclipse September 2015

Blood Moon – Total Lunar Eclipse, September 2015

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

September Lunar Eclipse (Illustration) Credit: Meteorwatch

This September, the Earth will be hit by massive asteroids, fried by solar flares, experience tsunamis, and lots of other horrid end of the world things from the Bible.  All caused by a total lunar eclipse or “Blood Moon” for those who like drama and prophesies and stuff! #omgweareallgoingtodie

To be serious though, the world isn’t going to end and there is more chance of winning the lottery. So please read on to find out more about this fabulous Lunar Eclipse/ Blood Moon which occurs late September, without all the end of the world nonsense. Read the rest of this entry »

September Night Sky Guide

September Night Sky

Tonight’s Sky: September 2015

Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the September Sky Read the rest of this entry »

ISS – International Space Station Passes UK August 2015

UK ISS Pass details for August 2015

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The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during August 2015. As an added bonus watch out for Perseid Meteors leading up to their peak on the 13th. Check the guide on how to observe meteors.

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 June 2015

UK ISS Pass details for June 2015

ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during June 2015. Watch out for this bright delight in the autumn skies.

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 »