Category : Astronomy News

Astrofest vs International Astronomy Show (IAS)

We have visited AstroFest in London for a number of years, but this year we decided to visit the International Astronomy Show (IAS) near Coventry. The IAS celebrated its fifth year in 2016 so we had to see what the IAS was all about and if we are missing out. Should the IAS takeover from

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Astrofest 2014 Discounts

Will we see a wide range of discounts at Astrofest in 2014? I do hope so, as there was very little discounting at Astrofest 2013. Keep your eyes out this weekend for retailers who also offer astronomy discounts online as well as at the show, if you cannot make it. So far I have found:

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AstronomyLog Goes Social on Facebook and Twitter

We have now joined the social revolution and created a page on Facebook and an account on Twitter. We will be posting on Facebook and Twitter as much as we can, so please follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook. Follow AstronomyLog on Twitter – @AstronomyLogUK Like Us on Facebook.

SPA Convention 2013

Don’t forget to book your tickets for the Sir Patrick Moore lecture at the Free SPA Convention at the Cambridge Astronomy Association on 12th October 2013. Visit the SPA website for more details.

Skywatcher New Quattro Telescopes

There seems to be an array of new Skywatcher telescopes coming out soon. They range from the Quattro f4 Newtonian telescopes which are coming out both in Steel and Carbon Fibre. Why offer both, it just adds more confusion, as I can’t make up my mind whether to buy a Carbon Fibre version or the

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Cheap Astro Stuff at AstroBoot

Just found the AstroBoot page on ScopesNSkies site last night, after seeing someone mention a cheap webcam in a forum. Who knows what cheap astro goodies have already been snapped up. I did manage to spend about £25 on bits and bobs, then went back this morning and spent another £10. The funny thing is

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Pluto Turns Red

Images taken from Hubble have shown Pluto changing colour. Nasa says the dwarf planet on the edge of our solar system is becoming increasingly red. Its illuminated northern hemisphere is also getting brighter. Nasa’s scientists believe these are seasonal changes – as the planet heads into a new phase of its 248-year-long seasonal cycle. “These

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SPA Convention 2009 Lecture Tickets

I received my ticket to the Sir Patrick Moore lecture at the 2009 SPA Convention today. Sir Patrick Moore is not the one speaking but Dr Katie Joy is. The talk is entitled “The Past, Present and Future of Lunar Exploration”, a talk I am looking forward to. I just really wanted to thank the

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Satellites Collide over Siberia

Just to put everyone in the picture, 2 satellites have collided 500 miles up over Siberia. The collision involved an Iridium US commercial satellite, which was launched in 1997, and a Russian satellite launched in 1993 which was believed to be nonfunctioning and out of control. The Iridium craft weighed 1,235 pounds, and the Russian craft

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