Category Archives: Saturn

Saturn at Opposition, 10th May 2014

Saturn reaches Opposition (this means it is directly opposite the Sun as seen from Earth and so at it’s brightest) on 10th May at 18:00 GMT / 19:00 BST (do note however that it doesn’t rise until about 20:15 BST) reaching Magnitude +0.1 in the constellation of Libra. You may notice a brightening effect around the […] Continue Reading »

Astronomy and Space News Roundup: 24th May 2013 to 30th June 2013

We haven’t posted any news roundups for a few weeks, so this is a bumper crop. Thanks to everyone who’s been sending things in! Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 24th May 2013 Crack team of seamstresses from underwear maker Playtex revealed as secret behind the Apollo spacesuits Daily Mail Ken Clarke 24th May 2013 First […] Continue Reading »

What’s visible in June 2013?

Sky notes for June 2013 Continue Reading »

Astronomy and Space News Roundup: 19th May 2013 to 24th May 2013

The UK’s first official astronaut is chosen; Zombie Comets from Interplanetary Space; Priceless samples of the Moon rediscovered after being misplaced over 40 years ago; and more… Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 19th May 2013 Evidence of the existence of ’multiverse’ revealed for the first time by cosmic map Daily Mail Ken Clarke 20th May […] Continue Reading »

Astronomy and Space News Roundup: 14th May 2013 to 19th May 2013

A tantalising taste of Titanian topography; the Southern Hemisphere’s only dedicated professional comet-hunting telescope may be forced to shut down; and a Near Earth Asteroid provides opportunities for the press to make tenuous statements about ocean liners and the Royal Family. Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 14th May 2013 40 Years Later, Skylab Space Station […] Continue Reading »

Video from 5th anniversary of the Huygens probe landing on Titan

Just over seven years ago, on the 14th January 2005 at approximately 11:30 UTC, the Huygens probe (part of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn) touched down on the surface of Titan. The video below, released for the 5th anniversary of the probe’s touchdown, is a time-compressed montage of what was imaged as Huygens descended through […] Continue Reading »