No, dark matter is not messing up GPS measurements While you sit and read this blog post, dark matter particles are passing through your body, without you ever noticing. Whether you find that creepy or not depends on your mindset, of course; to dar… Source: galileospendulum.org/2014/01/02/no-dark-matter-is-not-messing-up-gps-measurements/
India`s Mars spacecraft covers a distance of 80 million kms Mars Orbiter has covered a distance of 80 million kilometres and is well on its way to the Red Planet, according to the Indian space agency. Source: zeenews.india.com/news/space/indias-mars-spacecraft-covers-a-distance-of-80-million-kms_901210.html
Photo of M42 I too the other night to kick off the new year. Meteor or satellite included!
Have a Rocket to Launch? NASA’s Massive Launch Platforms Are Now on Sale Space pioneers, super villains, and delusional architects, get your checkbooks ready. NASA is putting its Mobile Launcher Platforms up for sale, and if you’ve got the cash and a business case, you can snag one of three Continue Reading
The things you kick yourself for – my old Meade 10″ LX50 which has just been sold. Very old school. Bit of a beast of a ‘scope especially compared to the Celestron C8, but produced fabulous images at the eyepiece.
Looks like Meade’s been bought! Meade Instruments Corp. Announces Merger Agreement; to be Acquired by Jinghua Optics & Electronics Meade Instruments Corp. Announces Merger Agreement; to be Acquired by Jinghua Optics & Electronics IRVINE, Calif., May 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Source: globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/05/17/548235/10033342/en/Meade-Instruments-Corp-Announces-Merger-Agreement-to-be-Acquired-by-Jinghua-Optics-Electronics.html
Old magazine ad for the Celestron 10, Celestron 16 and Celestron 22. And I thought lugging my Celestron C14 around was a pain!
For those who want to see how to drive a big, but manually controlled telescope, here’s the user guide for the 36″ Lick Refractor
In sad news, Sir Bernard Lovell has passed away. Sir Bernard was the founder of the Jodrell Bank Observatory. More info here. Sir Bernard, who was born near Bristol and studied in the city, was the founder of University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory. Jodrell Bank and the surrounding Cheshire countryside is Continue Reading
A little bit of history – I started this site way back in early 2002. Back then it was PHP-Nuke based and that seemed like a good idea at the time. Several versions and numerous hack attempts later is was still chugging along and did so right up to Continue Reading
NOTE: This review was published on my original site back in June 2002 – leaving it here with the original date, pics and text – plus for my now adult children to see some old photos of themselves! ================================================= So, how much telescope does $1000 buy you these days? How Continue Reading