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by Paul Sutherland
Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Lunar eclipse next tuesday
Replies: 12
Views: 2151

We have a page aboutthis Moonset eclipse up on the main SPA wesbite now.
by Paul Sutherland
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Bright fireball, central Britain, 2010 Dec 8, ~17:35 UT
Replies: 16
Views: 8064

It would be great if people could check CCTV cameras for the time when the fireball occurred. It could well have been recorded on security video in areas where the meteor was at a low elevation.
by Paul Sutherland
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Bright Fireball
Replies: 1
Views: 600

There is a thread about this brilliant fireball here.
by Paul Sutherland
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Time outs ? for posting ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Hi Cliff, you raised this in January last year and we gave you advice to help conserve your posts . Cutting and pasting from a text editor, or just saving to the memory buffer (ctrl-A, ctrl-C) will do the task, but if you didn't do that, just go back a step or two in your browser and you should find...
by Paul Sutherland
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Carnival of space
Replies: 1
Views: 629

The new Carnival of Space (No 163) has now gone up, hosted by the Planetary Society's blog.
by Paul Sutherland
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Noctilucent Clouds
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Skies were mainly cloudy over the UK last night, but as I've posted here, an observer in Finland says he saw a good display of NLC.
by Paul Sutherland
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Noctilucent Cloud Activity - 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4319

Skies appear to have been generally cloudy over the UK last night, but an observer in Finland is reporting on John Rowland's NLC page on Facebook that he saw a good display of noctilucent cloud, as predicted, and took some photos.
by Paul Sutherland
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Noctilucent Clouds
Replies: 3
Views: 885

I posted something about this yesterday in the Observing section. it will be interesting to see what happens (if the ordinary clouds get out of the way)!
by Paul Sutherland
Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Messenger Reveals New Information about Mercury
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

It seems an odd argument to me that we shouldn't go and explore Mercury because we might learn things that we might not be able to understand.

Paul
by Paul Sutherland
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Noctilucent Cloud Activity - 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4319

Interestingly, amateur astronomer John Rowlands, a finalist in a BBC science contest, is predicting a display of NLC tomorrow night (Monday) and for the next few nights based on various factors: http://skymania.com/wp/2010/07/watch-out-for-dazzling-space-clouds.html Can't wait to see what happens. P...
by Paul Sutherland
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Carnival of space
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Carnival of space

If you have not come across this before, the Carnival of Space is a regular feature in the blogosphere that highlights recent posts by bloggers about things astronomical or astronautical. One of the great things is that it is hosted by a different blog each time. I was delighted to host the latest e...
by Paul Sutherland
Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Where is everybody? ..
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Heat, pressure of work, too many other distractions...
Good that the forum continues regardless.
by Paul Sutherland
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2009 R1 Located in Spotting Scope
Replies: 77
Views: 10489

If you haven't seen the link from the home page, the SPA now has its own finder chart for Comet McNaught here, prepared by Robin Scagell.
by Paul Sutherland
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Meteorite Men
Replies: 0
Views: 604

Meteorite Men

This US series is on right now on Quest (Channel 38, Freeview).
by Paul Sutherland
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: New Series
Replies: 48
Views: 8900

stefanjcarney wrote:Hopefully that's so that they don't have to limit it to only 7 objects...
I've seen some advance episodes for this series and I can tell you it is brilliant. You are in for a treat.