Tag Archives: Jodrell Bank

Image from the BBC from Stargazing Live 2013

Below are two images taken by Paul Vanezis of the BBC, at this year’s Stargazing Live event in Jodrell Bank, which the BBC have very kindly given us permission to use. Please note that these images are not to be used or redistributed under any circumstance without the express permission of the BBC. Continue Reading »

Event Report: BBC Stargazing Live 2013 – Night 1, 8th January 2013

We’ve had a great time with the BBC and everybody else tonight at Stargazing Live. A big thanks to all who took part both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. It was great to see some of our younger members get some camera time too :-) The weather decided to be a […] Continue Reading »

Event report: BBC Stargazing Live 2013 – Night 2, 9th January 2013, personal report by Mark Galvin

Wednesday night’s Stargazing Live was even better than Tuesday night’s – we actually got to observe more than clouds! Again, a huge thanks to Jodrell Bank and the BBC, including all the behind-scenes staff, of which there are many. Everybody from both organisations was helpful and very polite, despite the pressure that a live broadcast […] Continue Reading »

The Distance Learning in Astronomy Experience – Brian Finney

I have always had a passing interest in Astronomy and Space; about 15 months ago I decided to take it further and attended my first LAS meeting. As a part of this new venture I needed to move up the learning curve quickly to take advantage of and maintain my new interest. Looking around for […] Continue Reading »

Multi-wavelength Observing – The Future, by Brian Finney

Our electromagnetic wavelength detectors – eyes to you and me – are only sensitised to light in the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Whilst I have a great respect for nature and its ability to even develop the eye, a magnificent piece of equipment, it has extreme limitations for the purposes of astronomy. The […] Continue Reading »