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Books – Astronomy, Space and A Whole Lot More

Books – Astronomy, Space and A Whole Lot More…

Books For Christmas: Tis the season to be jolly and Christmas Presents are foremost on our minds. Books have always been the perfect Christmas gift and a gift for all seasons.

For Christmas this year, the Meteorwatch team have put together a fine collection of books which are out of this world. There are books to please armchair astronomers and books to impress wannabe astronauts and more! It can be hard work thinking about what Christmas presents to buy friends and loved ones. So we made this book list to help you.

Pour a glass of festive cheer and enjoy the list of books here:

Please read on for some great book ideas for Christmas. There are no spammy pop-ups, spammy articles, or the need to click through endless pages. Just scroll down the list effortlessly. (more…)

Kids Books – Stargazing, Science, Space and A Whole Lot More

Kids Books – Astronomy, Space and A Whole Lot More…

Kids Books For Christmas: Tis the season to be jolly and Christmas Presents are foremost on our minds. Kids Books have always been the perfect Christmas gift and a gift for all seasons.

For Christmas this year, the Meteorwatch team have put together a fine collection of kids books which are out of this world. There are books to please stargazers and books to impress wannabe astronauts and more! It can be hard work thinking about what Christmas presents to buy friends and loved ones. So we made this kiss book list to help you.

There is also a more general list of Space and Astronomy books here  You can also check out Space Gift Ideas for kids here.

Pour a glass of festive cheer and enjoy the list of Kids books here:

Please read on for some great kids book ideas for Christmas. There are no spammy pop-ups, spammy articles, or the need to click through endless pages. Just scroll down the list effortlessly. (more…)

Christmas Presents – 50 Awesome Space Gift Ideas for Kids.

Christmas Presents

50 Awesome Space Christmas Presents – Helpful Gift Ideas for Kids.

Christmas Presents: Tis the season to be jolly and Christmas presents are foremost on our minds. Therefore the Meteorwatch team have put together a fine collection of children’s Christmas presents which are out of this world. Instead of the usual guides and articles, we have simply put some space-related gift ideas together for you – It’s Christmas!  There are Christmas presents to please the tiniest Space Cadets and gifts to impress the more grown up Space Rangers. It can be hard work thinking about what Christmas presents to buy friends and loved ones. So we made this gift list so you don’t have too.

There is also a full list of Kids Gift Ideas on amazon here. It should help find that perfect gift or stocking filler.

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Space Christmas Presents for Grown Ups – 50 of the Best!

Space Christmas Presents for Grown Ups – 50 of the Best!

Christmas Presents

Space Christmas Presents for Grown Ups: Tis the season to be jolly and consequently Christmas Presents are foremost on our minds.

Following on from the very popular “50 Awesome Space Christmas present Ideas for Kids.” The Meteorwatch team have put together a fine collection of grown-ups Christmas presents which are out of this world. Instead of the usual guides and articles, we have simply put some space-related gift ideas together for you – It’s Christmas!  There are Christmas presents to please armchair astronomers and gifts to impress wannabe astronauts and more! It can be hard work thinking about what Christmas presents to buy friends and loved ones. So we made this gift list so you don’t have too. (more…)

Pleiades – Seven Sisters – Subaru – M45. Jewel of Winter Skies

Pleiades, M45, Seven Sisters, Subaru

Pleiades over Weatherly Pennsylvania. Credit: Tom Wildoner

The Pleiades, Seven Sisters, Subaru, M45 – Star Cluster of Many Names

The Pleiades star cluster is the jewel of winter skies. It is an object with many names. It is also referred to as the Seven Sisters, or Messier 45 (M45). The Japanese have their own name for this prominent star cluster also. “Subaru” – meaning to unite.

Read more about this amazing object and how to see it in the night sky.

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Watch the Dragon Crew-1 Launch LIVE Tonight!

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Watch the SpaceX Dragon Crew-1 launch live to the International Space Station.

Please see above for the Official SpaceX live feed and at the end of this page for the official NASA feed of this historic event.

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Santa Practice Runs – Christmas ISS Passes

Santas ISS Passes – Watch Santa (The International Space Station) on his Practice Runs This Christmas.

Santas ISS: For the past few years, we’ve had some great festive fun in the UK with (Santa) International Space Station passes before Christmas.

As a result, many parents, grandparents and guardians have told their little ones that the ISS is actually Santa on his practice runs.  On the other hand, this sounds silly to some, but many small children with playful adults found it magical and really thought they could see Santa!

Will your children see Santa on his practice runs this year?  Perhaps they are too old now and know it’s the Space Station.  Regardless, the ISS is an amazing sight to behold and we can use it to spread some extra magic and inspire them to find out more about Space this Christmas.   Read on to find out more.

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Orionid Meteor Shower – October’s Shooting Stars

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Looking South East around Midnight

Orionids 2020

Update Orionids article from 2018

Orionid Meteor Shower 2020 – Everyone loves a good meteor shower and we have at least one every month starting in October through to January.

Now the Draconids are over, we can look forward to the Orionid Meteor shower – also known as the Orionids.

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Starlink Launch – Watch Live Then See It Over The UK

Starlink SpaceX Satellites launch

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SpaceX Starlink Satellites Launch – Watch the Live launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. See it Pass over UK minutes later – JUST USING YOUR EYES!

UPDATE: September 17th Launch has been scrubbed due to a technical issue. Next launch window September 18 at 1:57 p.m. EDT – 18:57 BST. 

On Thursday 17th September 2020 we can watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch a new batch of starlink satellites live from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It may be possible to see it and its payload of 60 Starlink satellites pass over the UK after. If the launch goes ahead, it should be visible around 20 minutes later from any part of the UK.

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