Nottingham Sky Watch LIVE – 30/01/12
29th January 2012
We’ll be looking at Jupiter’s moons with our resident expert, Markus Hammonds, to discuss the possibility of life in our Solar System. We’ll also be looking out for the Orion nebula, where stars are forming from the dust that resides there.
Keep up with the blog, as we’ll be posting pictures here as we take them with the telescope!
Here’s hoping there’s no cloud…
It’s a bit chilly up here in the telescope, but we’re having fun!
Ever thought about doing some of your own amateur astronomy? Amazon has everything you could need! (Apart from the lack of clouds of course..) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Celestron-31045-Astromaster-130EQ/dp/B000MLL6RS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327948335&sr=1-1
The better kit of course costs quite a bit more, The Hubble Space Telescope cost over $2.5 billion to construct… Not for your average observer then..
If you’re interested in when satellites are near you, check out Twisst, http://twisst.nl/ they’ll Tweet you when the International Space Station is near you.
WE CAN SEE THE MOON! Ok, so it’s not the best picture in the world, but the clouds moved over the moon before Carl our resident telescope expert could adjust the settings… However he did do a little jig..