Fascinated to read that a recent study suggests not only might we find life out there in space but we might also find our distant relatives! The Sun formed around 4.5 billion years ago and its more than likely that it formed as part of a cluster with other stars. In the millenia that followed, […]
On the 10th December, an event will take place that in days gone by, filled society with dread. The eerie sight of the Moon turning a deep blood red would often be interpreted as a bad omen. Fortunately today, we understand the mechanism behind these strange events and can enjoy them in all their glory.
Every year around mid-November astronomers around the globe turn their attention to the annual Leonid meteor shower. This shower returns to our skies overnight on 17 Nov and is the result of the Earth sweeping up debris from comet Tempel-Tuttle as it orbits the Sun.
The little known October Draconid (or Giacobinid) meteor shower has produced spectacular displays in 1933 and 1946 where rates were greater than one meteor per second! Models run recently have predicted a possible reoccurence of the Giacobinid storm this year on 8 October between 18:00 and 22:00 GMT.
Register now for the UKs first space quiz on twitter by tweeting the hashtag #SpaceQuiz. It will take place on 16th August and there are some great prizes up for grabs.