Category Archives: International Space Station

International Space Station (ISS) Visible over Liverpool in December 2014

Information is courtesy of Heaven’s Above – click on each date to get a sky chart showing the pass. Date Brightness Start Highest point End Pass type (mag) Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. 09 Dec -0.4 18:41:58 10° SSW 18:42:09 11° S 18:42:09 11° S visible 10 Dec -0.9 17:52:32 10° […] 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 »

Astronomy and Space News Roundup: 5th May 2013 to 13th May 2013

The Sun may have finally realised it’s late for this cycle’s maxima, speculation that Hydrogen and dark matter are skulking together in the void between galaxies, and an emergency spacewalk to stop the ISS from losing its cool(ant). Date Title/Link Source Submitted by 6th May 2013 Landsat Thermal Sensor Lights Up from Volcano’s Heat NASA […] Continue Reading »

ISS pass this evening, transiting the Pleiades from Liverpool

There are two visible ISS passes this evening, the first of which, according to Heavens Above, will pass right through the middle of the Pleiades cluster as viewed from Liverpool (see map below). Shortly afterwards, this pass will also take the ISS Just above Jupiter and then the Moon. The second pass is much shorter, […] Continue Reading »

iPhone video of International Space Station pass, 17th February 2013 18:58 UTC

This is a short video of the ISS pass detailed here: http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=53.41634&lng=-2.940475&loc=Liverpool&alt=10&tz=GMT&satid=25544&mjd=56340.7939304051&type=V It was taken using an iPhone 4S without any modification or additional equipment. No zoom (digital or otherwise) was used. The video isn’t the best quality, for the reasons above and because it was very much a last-minute decision to record it. That […] Continue Reading »