This is exactly why I love astronomy, it is always surprsing me. Just when you think nothing can surprise you anymore… wallop, an island on a moon of Saturn simply appears and then vanishes again just as quickly!
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I am very excited to be able to release details of this year’s stargazing weekends at the beautiful and wonderfully dark Kelling Heath Holiday Park in North Norfolk. You can choose from two weekends; 7th March for a weekend of ‘Planetary Discovery’ or 17th October for ‘Deep Space’
Lunar eclipses are one of the Solar System’s most enigmatic events. The great thing about them is that there is no need for any optical equipment to fully appreciate them. Just look skyward and you can enjoy the moment that the Sun, Earth andd Moon perfectly align. One such eclipse of the Moon occurs on […]
I have always loved Christmas, as a child and as an adult. My childhood was filled with stories of Father Christmas and Rudolp the Red Nosed Reindeer helping to pull the sleigh to deliver presents to children of the World. My parents would even hide outside at night and ring bells to make me think […]
Nearly all of my blog posts have been inspired by events or objects in the wonderful universe we live in. It is not often that I blog about people yet today, having finally watched Commander Hadfield’s incredible rendition of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’, I feel compelled to write about a man who is not only […]