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First contact of Venus

Transit of Venus – Webcast from Astronomers Without Borders

It seems that the whole world is watching the transit of Venus right now, its a strange time of day here as I am at home in Manchester and its 12.20am where the webstream from Mauna Kea via Nasa Edge's ...

A day in the life of an Astronomer on their birthday!

Today I am catching up on work related stuff, I've just returned from a great trip to Cyprus where I am currently setting up a science festival and schools national STEM fair, and some people might say hey its your ...

Virtual Telescope Live Observing Session – First Light

Right now I am really excited, Gianluca Masi with his Virtual Telescope is sharing first light with his new set up for the Virtual Telescope, and there are some amazing images coming through right now! Here are some of the images, ...

Partial Solar Eclipse Jan 4th 2011

Seems we are clouded out, or should I say SNOWED out here in Manchester! Yes the site for today's live BBC Stargazing LIVE broadcast from Jodrell Bank and my home further down the road have snow! I was very kindly sent ...

Walking on the Moon

This month has been designated Global Astronomy Month, those of us who were involved in 100 Hours of Astronomy and couldn't get enough so here we are now taking a walk on the Moon with the Virtual Telescope during the ...

Beyond 2009

Well, I've been quiet for a while and its good to still be able to post here, so far 2010 has been a productive year! Last week I was out with the "Space Bus", which is single deck coach stripped ...

A New Dawn for Astronomy

Its the Christmas holiday season and as we draw to a close with the International Year of Astronomy there are already a milliion and one projects waiting to be brought off the drawing board to be put into action. This ...

007 Licence to Observe

Gianluca has just made the joke to the VT Galilean Nights webchat that the time is now 00:07, just like 007, the webchat participants have erupted with 007 jokes, its good to see that astronomy can bring so many people ...

Galilean Nights Live from the Yorkshire Planetarium

The day is picking up, we've had 3 shows so far, two 3D theatre shows and one live astronomer presented star show, I'm coming down with a cold so I'm glad my  throat didn't give up during the live presentation. It ...

Galilean Nights – here we go!

So a mad week of teacher training, planetarium presenting, and kids entertaining is facing me this week as we gear up for Galilean Nights at the Yorkshire Planetarium tomorrow. Yesterday was a busy day for me as the Science Learning ...