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Rosetta Space Probe

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Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids

What’s six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid — and there are lots of them out there. With humour and great visuals, Phil Plait enthrals the TEDx Boulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.

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NASA paying volunteers $18K to lie in bed for 70 days

NASA has announced a study to explore the impact of the conditions that astronauts might experience while travelling in space. NASA hopes to find out what physical changes occur to scientists on these missions and how much body function is required for a person to complete a specific task.The information will be used to develop […]

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ISS (International Space Station) Viewing

There are some very favourable passes over the next few days which you might want to check out here: http://iss.astroviewer.net/observation.php. For those of you less familiar to this type of resource you will notice a box on the right hand side at the top that says ‘Your location’. Click ‘change location’ and drag the map until […]

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Astronomy from Saudi Arabia

A short description of the joys and challenges of astronomy from Colin Henshaw in Saudi Arabia. The night sky from Saudi does not look all that much different from that seen in the U.K. except that you have another twenty or so degrees of southern sky. At southern culmination the circumpolar constellations are upside down, […]

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Lunation – The Moon – Members photograph

These photographs were taken by one of the society members Colin Henshaw who lives in Saudi Arabia.                                           The sequence of images was taken every night for a month in June 2011, and was rather […]

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Psychology of an Astronaut

In astronomy we often focus on the cosmos and observing the cosmos from here on Earth or by using unmanned space craft. Often we forget about manned space travel and especially the psychological demands on astronauts which has changed immeasurably since the days of the first manned space flights. This article from Wired explores some […]

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Hubble Discoveries

A video that logs some of the great discoveries that havebeen made by the Hubble telescope. Possibly one of the most famous telescopes in history.

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Voyager Leaves the Solar System

The twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft are exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before. Continuing on their more-than-35-year journey since their 1977 launches, they each are much farther away from Earth and the sun than Pluto. In August 2012, Voyager 1 made the historic entry into interstellar space, the region between stars, filled […]

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Stellarium – Free Software

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. You can dowload it and install it on a PC or laptop and download apps which allows you to load it onto your tablet or […]

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