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The Earth has a long and violent history of collisions with extraterrestrial bodies such as asteroids and comets. Massively more destructive than a global nuclear war, this is the hazard that is most likely to precipitate the end of civilisation as we know it, but It is also the only major natural hazard that can […]Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A nice guide has been posted on the Active Astronomy website. The guide is tailored for the southern UK but should be accurate enough for observers across the country too. Let us know in the comments or the forum if you saw the asteroid and what you thought! http://www.activeastronomy.org/your-guide-to-tonight-s-sky/asteroid You can also watch live images […]Continue Reading »
June 1997 25th: Martin Suggett, Physical Sciences – The Liverpool Museum in Years to Come July 1997 9th: Ken Clark, Sec Liverpool A.S. – The Last Men on the Moon (Apollo 17th) August 1997 20th: Paul Dearden (N.M.G.M.), The Physics & Chemistry of the Stars 27th: Rob Johnson, Liverpool Astronomical Society – CCD Astronomy September […]Continue Reading »