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Geminid Meteor Shower and Meteorwatch

by VirtualAstro December 4, 2012

The Geminid Meteor Shower is the grand finale of astronomical events in 2012 and is usually the most reliable and prolific of the annual meteor showers. This year we are in for a special treat as the Moon will be absent when the Geminids are at their peak on the evening of the 12th/ 13th […]

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Easiest Guide Ever to Watching the Perseid Meteor Shower

by VirtualAstro August 10, 2012

Caption: A bright fireball meteor on August 1, 2012. Credit: John Chumack. This will probably be the most simple and easiest guide to viewing the Perseids and other meteor showers you may possibly ever read. The reason why it is so simple is when you are outside you want to concentrate on looking for meteors […]

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Massive Fireball Witnessed Over The UK By Countless Observers

by VirtualAstro March 4, 2012

On the evening of March 3rd 2012 at approximately 21:40 GMT, an incredibly bright fireball/bollide was seen over the United kingdom. Many people were outside enjoying a clear evening under the stars, or going about their ordinary business when they spotted the amazingly bright object shooting across the sky. Nearly all of the observations from […]

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Night Sky Guide: March 2012

by VirtualAstro March 2, 2012

Special thanks to Ninian Boyle for information in parts of this guide. March brings us some wonderful sights to see in the night skies for those who are armed with binoculars, telescopes or just their eyes. The brightest object in the night sky this month (apart from the Moon) is the Planet Venus. Venus […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Photographing The International Space Station (ISS)

by VirtualAstro February 20, 2012

If you have seen the International Space Station (ISS) pass over a few times with your own eyes, (here’s our guide on seeing it) you may want to have a go at photographing it. Photographing the ISS is very worthwhile and gratifying. There are two basic methods; one being easy and the other being a […]

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