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Neil Armstrong has Died, Aged 82

I always feel very strange when the death of a person I never met deeply affects me. The times this has happened are few, and the people in question are often unexpected. Tonight though, I am unsurprisingly moved by the news that Neil Armstrong is no longer with us. His family describe him as a […]

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.Astronomy 4 in Heidelberg

Sigh. The fourth .Astronomy conference has been and gone. This time last week I was in Heidelberg at the 50-person event that, I’m not afraid to say, is the best conference that I know of. This recent Heidelberg meeting, at the Haus der Astronomie on top of a mountain in beautiful Heidelberg might just have […]

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Transit of Venus 2012

In June 2012 people all over the world will watch the planet Venus transit across the Sun. Venus will pass directly between the Earth and Sun on the night of June 5th and the morning of June 6th. This historic event can be seen, at least partly, from many parts of the world and will […]

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GLOBE at Night

I will never forget trekking up Mount Sinai, in Egypt, to watch the sunrise. I did this back in 2002 and will never forget the sight of the stars surrounding the mountain. The Milky Way was clearly visible and I saw stars I have never seen since. It was the darkest sky I have ever […]

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