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 […]