Friday 30th September 8.30pm.
‘The Orkney Sky At Night’
The Orkney International Science Festival produced this year an excellent online talk by Eric Walker ( @AstroHighlander ) on ‘The Orkney Sky At Night’ .
Capturing New Worlds
For the first time, astronomers have used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to take a direct image of a planet outside our solar system.
Artemis 1: CubeSat to Map Water Ice on Moon
The LunaH-Map is designed to find and map water ice at the Moon’s South Pole.
The Autumn Stars
“Arcturus, the brightest star in Boötes, the Herdsman, is one of the brightest stars in the sky, the very brightest north of the Ecliptic, and was accorded a special role in the astrology of the ancient world.”
A Watery World Discovered
Artistic rendition of the exoplanet TOI-1452 b, a small planet that may be entirely covered in a deep ocean. Image credit: Benoit Gougeon, Université de Montréal
‘Watching Stellar Evolution In Real Time”: When Bettlegeuse Blew Its Top
“We’ve never before seen a huge mass ejection of the surface of a star. ” Andrea Dupree of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Eyewitness to History (3) : Challenger Liftoff, STS-41G, October 1984
Gene Roddenberry (left), Dr. Brian O’Leary (centre), Deke Slayton (right), View from Earth conference dinner, July 31, 1984
Eyewitness to History (2): Discovery Landing, STS-41D, September 5th, 1984
“In summer 1979, I was back at Kennedy Space Centre.”
The Sky Above You – August 2022
“The Moon will be Full on August 13th, which will be a Supermoon, at Full when at its nearest to Earth (perigee), unfortunately right at the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.”