2016 has almost come to an end, making it time for the Christmas edition of the Carnival of Space! A lot has happened in space science and astronomy this year, so it’s fitting that this should be an extra well packed bumper edition with plenty of articles for you to enjoy as you unwind from the madness of yesterdays festivities!
Another week, another Carnival of Space. It’s an interesting time for Urban Astronomer, what with weather interfering with our plans at helping out with an international amateur collaboration to measure the distances to asteroids and the announcement date for our next big secret project looming (it’s a podcast. Launching next year, in February. Don’t tell anybody! Shh!). We’re so busy, but not producing any visible results. But soon the new year will roll around, the weather will change, our funding situation … Continue reading →
Well it’s been an amazing week for amateur astronomers here in South Africa. After weeks of frantic last-minute preparations, the annual ScopeX telescope and astronomy expo ran without a hitch on Saturday, and I think it was a huge success. We had a good turnout from the Amateur Telescope Making community, the astrophotography competition was well supported, and our special guests were a real hit with their talks in the auditorium. Francis O’Reilly of the famous Stellafane telescope building club, flew … Continue reading →