This should indeed be worth seeing, but you know it's gonna be cloudy. Did you catch the Jupiter/Uranus one about 10 years ago?The one I’m most excited about is at the end of the year, a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the 21st December. They will be appearing closer to each other all year, but by mid December, both will appear in the same telescope field of view giving the opportunity to image both together. By the 21st they will look like one massive bright star in the western sky shortly after sunset. Just with an ordinary camera there should be some great sunset pictures as it shines bright in the orange and purple bands you get on the horizon.
It may have already happened.This would be amazing to see, but ‘soon’ in astronomical terms means ‘maybe in the next 100,000 years’.
I saw an amazing one from the A19 driving north one time. I think it must have been 2000 or 2001, April, and had to pull over to see what the glow was. Does anybody else remember this?If it moves further south, it increases our chances of seeing aurora. I have only seen it once, very faint from York. I live in the south now, so have very little chance, though this picture was taken from near where I live (not by me):
Does Jeff Lashley still run that? I knew him when I used to go to South Shields AS in 1980.Sunderland AS even has equipment you can borrow free of charge, as long as you pay your subs. £10 per year for unemployed, student or under 16's; £15 per year if you're working. Not much and you get to use the observatories with beginners workshops and lectures too. Hope this helps.
None.I wonder how many other life forms in the universe have just discovered a planet called earth?
Another set (7th) of 60 starlink sats going up tonight at 2.25am. I can't see as many being up or watching this one. This booster is to be used for the 5th time and the aim is for it to land on the newly refurbished barge, just read the instruction, it will be the first time they have landed a booster 5 times if it does.
more information on space flight now
Also, the booster from the Dargon 2 flight is now back at the dock and being unloaded from the OCISLY
Got my name added to that mission, it's going along with many others who signed up!Next generation of Mars rover is launching in the next half an hour.
Got my name added to that mission, it's going along with many others who signed up!
If anyone interested, you can add your name to future Mars missions....
Sounds like this, which is a canny read....sounds like an idea for a film where people on that list start to go missing
Sounds like this, which is a canny read....
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