Monthly Archives: September 2012

Barnard’s Mirror

If you look at the patch of sky between the Belt of Orion and Sirius there is bright 1st Magnitude star.  Just there on the right edge of the constellation Monoceros.  Down from Betelguese before you reach 53 Ori.  It’s … Continue reading

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Never any time

It’s a real bugger really. Work. Don’t get me wrong, I actually quie like my job.  In fact I mostly enjoy it.  The work can be fun and rewarding and of course it has that essential ingredient of a wage. … Continue reading

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Am I mean?

Kid says cute thing and I cut it down. That’s the summary so if you are short of time, thanks for reading. It wasn’t even one of my science lessons, I was just on the warm up act for a lesson on … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The AstroCamp:
It’s true. Irregular AstroCamp 2012 has come and gone. To say I have been on a high after two nights of spectacular astronomy shared with amazing people would be an understatement. But now it is…

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Originally posted on The AstroCamp:
The buzz had warmed me all night. Everywhere was the sound of people talking astronomy, sharing stories and enjoying themselves.  Months of worry were finally melting, we had pulled it off.  The first night had…

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Originally posted on The AstroCamp:
…M57, M27, NGC7009, M81, M82, Double Cluster (naked eye!) M31, meteor! Western Veil, Eastern Veil, Uranus, Neptune, M13, M92, Alberio, Double Double, meteor! M51, M101, M39, Pleiades, M33, Mizar, Alcor, NGC7000, Moon, Jupiter, BED! The…

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Originally posted on The AstroCamp:
Well we have been waiting for it and the day is here! Cwmdu Base here, the IAC has landed! The skies are so far perfect with not a cloud in the sky and the site…

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