Tag Archives: astronomy

OK Computer

Book Review: The Glass Universe, by Dava Sobel It’s always good to discover a book in the work book sale that’s already on my “to-read” list. This is the story of the women who analysed astronomical photographs at Harvard from … Continue reading

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Galaxy Quest

The moon landings hadn’t finished before I was born, but I am way too young to remember them. As a youngster and through my teenage years, though, there was news from time to time about the Voyager probes, and I … Continue reading

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The Drake Equation

Book Review: Five Billion Years of Solitude – The Search for Life Among the Stars, by Lee Billings I picked this up around a year ago at a work book sale. It turned out to be quite a patchy book. … Continue reading

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The Sky At Night

Last night uitlander offered me an impromptu observing session with her telescope. It’s a 6-inch Newtonian, same as mine, but with the superior equatorial mount and a motor to boot. We had some pretty decent views of Saturn, and of … Continue reading

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