Category Archives: Citizen Science

North-West Astronomy Festival 2015, Saturday & Sunday, 27th & 28th June 2015

North West Astronomy Festival 2015 moves to its new date in the astronomy events calendar – June 27th and 28th. The Festival is a celebration and exhibition of astronomy. A spectacle of stars, planets and space with presentations from top names in the world of astronomy, Astronomers Question Time, activities, trade stalls, local clubs, advice […] Continue Reading »

Clear skies tonight – please count the stars and help us save them

We have received an update from Emma Marrington (Senior Rural Policy Campaigner at the Campaign to Protect Rural England), regarding the Star Count for National Astronomy Week 2014 (which runs until 8th March). Tuesday 4 March 2014 Good afternoon Last weekend, I went out and took a look at the night sky to see how […] Continue Reading »

Star Count 2014 – Count stars, win a prize

The Campaign to Protect Rural England‘s Dark Skies division and the British Astronomical Association have partnered with National Astronomy Week 2014 to run Star Count 2014. From the website: By taking part in our Star Count you will be helping us to find out which part of the country has the darkest skies where the […] Continue Reading »

North-West Astronomy Festival 2013 with The Knowledge Observatory, Saturday & Sunday, 26th & 27th October 2013, Runcorn

A short article about the North-West Astronomy Festival 2013 Continue Reading »

West Didsbury Astronomical Society present Chris Lintott: Galaxy Zoo & Discoveries, Monday, 11th November 2013

In November, West Didsbury Astronomical Society welcome Chris Lintott (of Oxford University and the BBC’s Sky At Night programme) in a lecture entitled “Galaxy Zoo and the Discoveries“. As well as discussions about the Galaxy Zoo project, there will be also be a general Questions & Answers session. The event takes place on Monday 11th […] 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 »