Crazy night last night! I was indoors enjoying a cheeky midweek glass of wine when my twitter timeline erupted with sightings of a fireball streaking across the sky. Most of the tweets came from UK based followers but a handfull on the continent. This is where twitter comes in really useful; following a tweet asking […]
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There are many fascinating and beautiful events to witness in the Universe but by far the most spectacular is the solar eclipse. For centuries mankind has been fascinated, even scared of them and would offer sacrifices to the Gods to get it back. In reality, these stunning events take place when the Moon passes directly between the Earth […]
Skywatchers can enjoy about 20 decent meteor showers every year. In April, the stage is set for the Lyrid shower, named becuase the meteors all seem to come from the constellation of Lyra. Overnight between 21st and 22nd April we can expect to see the peak of the shower’s activity even though meteors from this […]
We’ve all seen the movies where a sinister, silent and deadly piece of space rock hurtles undiscovered toward the Earth. Usually these movies culminate in some sort of daredevil mission to either destroy it or deflect it from its Earthbound trajectory. In reality, there’s actually not an awful lot we can do about a potential […]
Exciting news. We have started planning for my new ‘Stargaze with Mark’ tour where I will travel to various locations around the UK and join forces with local astronomical societies to bring you the beauty of the night sky. Please register for more information and updates by filling in your details below. Name: Email: