Lyrids

April 23rd, 2009

Every April from about the 16th to the 26th there is a meteor shower – it appears to come from the constellation of Lyra hence the name. They peak on the 22nd and the morning of the 23rd so though I only found out about them yesturday I decided to try and look for some […]

Fun Exhibitions

April 16th, 2009

As part of the International Year of Astronomy there are a number of art exhibitions being held around the Uk. At least on of these is due to end this month – they look fun and I’m hoping to get a chance to see some of them :/ The events are listed here.

The University of Hertfordshire is running events for the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science on the 20th-23rd of April 2009. The itinery looks great but unfortunatly I’m going to be to busy to go Late registration is possible until the 16th of April so its not too late for anyone who’s interested

100 Hours of Astronomy

April 2nd, 2009

Starting today and continueing all week end there will be one hundred hours of continuous astronomy this weekend. This is a global event using 80 telescopes and is like the project for the International Year of Astronomy and as we are having a party at which one astrophysicist and 2 planetary scientists are attending I […]