• 101 Things – a Stellar Nova, the New Nova in Cassiopeia

    101 Things – a Stellar Nova, the New Nova in Cassiopeia

    Discovered on the 18th of March, nova Cas 2021 was shining at approx magnitude +9.6, but it

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  • 101 Things – The Northumberland Dark Sky Festival

    A new virtual festival is being organised this February to celebrate Northumberland as one of the best

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  • Are We Nearly There Yet by Carol Davenport – A Review

    This is a lovely childrens book about the Rosalind Franklin Rover, (previously known as the ExoMars Rover)

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    Geminids Meteor Shower

    Have you ever wished upon a star?  Well with the Geminids Meteor Shower you’ve got the best

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  • APPG for Dark Skies – Light Pollution

    Light Pollution affects society and habitats in several ways; stargazing and astronomy are just the tip of

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  • 101 Things – COMETS!

    Comets are (essentially) massive dirty, icy snowballs thought to mostly originate from the “Oort Cloud” at the

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  • Venus Inferior Conjection and Solar System Scope

    Tomorrow the planet Venus will be at “inferior conjunction” – what does that mean?  Firstly I must

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  • 101 Things – Noctilucent CLouds

    The 2020 Noctilucent Cloud (NLC) season is almost here – NLCs are they the highest clouds on

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  • 101 Things – Satellites – Starlink

    Satellite spotting is definitely a fun astronomical thing to do and because commercial launches are now happening

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  • A Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety During Global Uncertainty

    Hello there gang! We’ve been a bit quiet on here in the last couple of weeks, adjusting

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