Category Archives: Unmanned Space Probes

Monthly Meeting: Friday 18th November, 2016

The November 2016 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2016-17, will take place on Friday, November 18th 2016 from 7pm. Our guest speaker this month is Mr. Paul L Money FRAS FBIS, whose lecture is entitled: “Into the Darkness, but shining a light” – The New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond Subscriptions for […] 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 »

New Horizons Probe: Projected Post-Pluto Path

Try saying that with a gob-stopper in your mouth! This is a pretty nice animation made from data of the Kuiper Belt objects which are currently candidates for the New Horizons spacecraft to fly-by after it’s been to Pluto. The source blog post from The Planetary Society with full details is here: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2013-01-25-kuiper-belt-objects-submitted.html If you […] 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 »