The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on the night of January 3rd/4th, and will be well seen this year, with no moonlight to spoil it.
Duncan Lunan continues his exploration of Comets
“The astronomical highlight of 1066 was the return of Halley’s Comet”
‘The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes’ (H6003; Julius Caesar, Act II Scene 2)
“New Horizons is travelling towards the Galactic Centre in Sagittarius, a very interesting direction.”
“The Geminid meteor shower from the mysterious asteroid Phaeton (the only one of its kind) begins on December 3rd and peaks on the night of December 13th/14th, and will be best seen after midnight, once the Moon is down.”
“Percival Lowell, famous or infamous for the ‘canals’ on Mars, also started the search which led to the discovery of Pluto. “
Explore the planets and their moons with Duncan Lunan, includes fabulous images
S P O T (Strange Phenomena Over Tea) is a monthly discussion group about strange phenomena.
“There’s an opportunity this month to find Ceres, the largest of the asteroids, as it passes through the V-shaped Hyades cluster in Taurus.”