Tag Archives: Binoculars

Incoming!

45 metres long.  About the size of a Boeing 757. 130,000 tons.  Heavier than a fully loaded Nimitz class carrier. 2.5 Megatonnes of tnt equivalent if it hit.  That’s six Polaris missiles worth of bang. Right now it’s heading our way.  … Continue reading

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Getting Started

New year, new hobbies. New series of BBC Stargazing Live. Just this past weekend the Guardian published a story about the rise of Astronomy as a hobby in the UK. How to get started then?  What should you do? How … Continue reading

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Because I am 8

It was silly really. It was just a crater. The Moon is, after all, covered in them; they are difficult to miss. But then there was that time when you saw lunar craters with your own eyes for the first time.  … Continue reading

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