Monthly Archives: May 2019

Sir Patrick Moore 1923-2012

Astronomer, broadcaster and author, Sir Patrick Moore passed away on 9th December 2012. On Sunday 9th December 2012 the world of astronomy lost one of its most endearing and knowledgeable personalities when Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore, Patrick to us all, passed away at his home in Sussex aged 89. Since the 1950s Patrick has become […]

Feb 15/16 Close approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14 and a Russian Meteorite

Asteroid observing report and Russian meteorite news. An asteroid 45 metres in diameter and weighing around 130000 metric tons will pass close to the Earth on the night of 15/16th February 2013. Asteroid 2012 DA14 was discovered in February 2012 by the OAM Observatory, La Sagra in Spain, when it came within 1.6 million miles […]

Comet C/2012 S1

This page contains material concerning Comet C/2012 S1 ROSETTA – The Comet Hunter wakes up Overdue by an agonising fifteen minutes, signals confirmed that the European Rosetta spacecraft had woken up from its 3 year enforced hibernation and was beginning to warm and orient itself to make contact with the tracking stations on Earth. Launched […]

Molly, Acorns Primary

I had a fantastic time on Wednesday and a great big thank you for coming to our school. We were all so amazed to see the space station and look through your telescopes