The pleasures of Astronomy from childhood to adulthood
April 11, 2009 – 00:02 | One Comment

Amateur Astronomy is a hobby I’ve been engaged with since my early teens. I recall my first encounter with Astronomy after my father bought me a cheap rickety telescope that wobbled and never really focused …

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Challenge: Who can see the International Space Station with their eyes?
March 20, 2009 – 18:05 | No Comment
Challenge: Who can see the International Space Station with their eyes?

Here’s a cool thing to try out. You can actually see the International Space Station with the naked eye if you know where to look in the sky and at the correct time. What’s more, whilst you’re looking up in to the night sky, tracking the space station go above your head, you can listen in to the astronauts talking on the space station. I am not kidding. This is all really possible and it’s not very difficult to work out. Here how you do it.