29 Jan 2014

January | China Lands on the Moon

There has been a rollercoaster of Chinese emotions over the last month. The atmosphere was tense upon the launch of Chang'e 3 on December 1st, then as the Moon probe entered into Luna orbit China lost two expensive satellites, so the atmosphere again was very tense during the Luna landing. Fortunately all went well, the Chang'e 3 & Jade Rabbit instruments work fine, so the so the science can begin proper from January 10th.

In this program we examine the mission in detail from launch, and what we know about the landing site from previous spacecraft. If you would like to contact me my Email address is Richard.pearson53@yahoo.co.uk Please follow me on Twitter @Richard91113095

Please share this program with your friends by Email, Face-book & Twitter. The next program will be available from January 31st so please make a note in your diary; thank you for watching.

19 Jan 2014

Orion the Hunter

2011 © BBC TV

Here is a real treat for amateur astronomers, a classic episode of the Sky at Night from 2011.

Sir Patrick Moore looks at 'the winter constellation of ‘Orion the Hunter’ assisted by Pete Lawrence, Dr Chris Lintott, Dr Chris North & Dr Paul Abel

17 Jan 2014

December | Lazarus comets

A team of Astronomers from the University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, have discovered a graveyard of comets. The researchers, led by Antioquia astronomer Prof. Ignacio Ferrin, describe how some of these objects, inactive for millions of years, have returned to life leading them to name the group the ‘Lazarus comets’.

In this programme we examine the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars & Jupiter, the discovery of the minor planets, Lazarus comets, and the NASA DAWN space mission to image & study the asteroids Vesta and Ceres. We examine the latest results.

16 Jan 2014

VIMEO plays host to our monthly 30 minute Astronomy Programme

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   ASTRONOMY & SPACE TV  

EUTube mysteriously closed down on 1st January, which was one of our main video channels. I have today launched a new Channel on Vimeo which also features a Discussion Group for members.

Please pay us a visit and become a member.

Our next programme will be available from January 31st so please make a note in your diary.

Thank you for your continued support.

Richard Pearson

NASA reveals plans for biggest rocket ever made to ferry astronauts to the Space Station | Mail Online

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14 Jan 2014

Scientists plan to recreate a DYING STAR on Earth to learn more about red giants | Mail Online

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January 2014 | China Lands on the Moon

Viewing figures | Dec 29 2013 – Jan 14 2014 10,200 with likes from UK, Russia & USA

Spaceflight 101 - Chang'e 3

There has been a rollercoaster of Chinese emotions over the last month.

The atmosphere was tense upon the launch of Chang’e 3 on December 1st, then as the Moon probe entered into Luna orbit China lost two expensive satellites, so the atmosphere again was very tense during the Luna landing. Fortunately all went well, the Chang’e 3 & Jade Rabbit instruments work fine, so the so the science can begin proper from January 10th.

In this program we examine the mission in detail from launch, and what we know about the landing site from previous spacecraft. If you would like to contact me my Email address is Richard.pearson53@yahoo.co.uk Please follow me on Twitter @Richard91113095

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First APXS (Infrared) Spectrum of Luna soil

Please share this program with your friends by Email, Face-book & Twitter. The next program will be available from January 31st so please make a note in your diary; thank you for watching.

Richard Pearson

11 Jan 2014

New Chang’e 3 Images released by China

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New images released on Friday 10th January showing the Change’e 3 lander and Jade Rabbit on the Moon. Click on any of the images to enlarge. The last image was taken of the Earth on December 25th in UV. The earth was 83.7% illuminated and has an angular size of 2 degrees of arc in the Luna sky.

China scientists working on the project say they had a lot of help from NASA and designed Jade Rabbit from plans of NASAs Mars rover vehicles that are now successfully exploring the Red planet.

 

 

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5 Jan 2014

Cold Weather forecast | February

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BBC News - New Sky At Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock 'confused with tea lady'

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The Sky at Night returns early next month in a new 30 minute slot on BBC 4. The show will be available soon after on the BBC I-player catch-up service.