In Memoriam: Martino Nicolini

January 31st, 2015 by Tavi Greiner

IN MEMORIAM

Martino Nicolini

Feb 1961 – Jan 2015

… We’ll see you in the stars …

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ESCAPE AT BEDTIME, by Robert Louis Stevenson

The lights from the parlour and kitchen shone out
Through the blinds and the windows and bars;
And high overhead and all moving about,
There were thousands of millions of stars.
There ne’er were such thousands of leaves on a tree,
Nor of people in church or the Park,
As the crowds of the stars that looked down upon me,
And that glittered and winked in the dark.

The Dog, and the Plough, and the Hunter, and all,
And the star of the sailor, and Mars,
These shown in the sky, and the pail by the wall
Would be half full of water and stars.
They saw me at last, and they chased me with cries,
And they soon had me packed into bed;
But the glory kept shining and bright in my eyes,
And the stars going round in my head.

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CometWatch Episode 5 May 8th 2015, Comets & Planetary Defence with Tony Angel & Nick Howes

May 16th, 2015 by Nick Evetts

Welcome to CometWatch! Your Hosts are Nick Evetts & Neil Norman, Two British Comet Observers & Imagers. In our Fifth show we discuss the current Comets and chat with Tony Angel & Nick Howes and we ask them some questions

 BAA Comet Section Page   http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/

The German Comet Group http://kometen.fg-vds.de/fgk_hpe.htm

Seiichi Yoshida’s page http://www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia http://cometobservations.freeservers.com/

 Comet chasing in May  http://cometchasing.skyhound.com/  

 International Comet Quarterly  http://www.icq.eps.harvard.edu/CometMags.html 

Comet Base  http://cometbase.net/

Lumicon Swan Band Comet filter http://www.astroshop.eu/comet-filters/lumicon-swan-band-comet-filter-1-25-/p,6750

OIII Astro Telescope Filter http://opticalcoating.en.alibaba.com/product/1582144495-213902543/OIII_Astro_Telescope_Filters_1_25_Deep_Sky_Nebula_Swan.html

Sloan Filters http://www.sbig.com/products/filters/photometric-filters/astrodon/sloan/

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CometWatch Episode 4 April 8th 2015

May 2nd, 2015 by Nick Evetts

Welcome to CometWatch! Your Hosts are Nick Evetts & Neil Norman, Two British Comet Observers & Imagers. In our Fourth show we discuss Comet Jacques (C / 2015 F4) Neil spoke to amateur astronomer Cristovao Jacques and asked him 10 questions

BAA Comet Section Page http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/

The German Comet Group http://kometen.fg-vds.de/fgk_hpe.htm

Seiichi Yoshida’s page http://www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia http://cometobservations.freeservers.com/

SONEAR Observatory   Sonear

Planetary Science Institute Cometary Coma Image Enhancement Facility http://www.psi.edu/research/cometimen

Rosetta amateur campaign    http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/rosetta-ground-based-campaign

European comet conference – Ondrejov 2015   http://www.smph.cz/events/European-comet-conference-Ondrejov-2015

BAA/TA comet image archive http://www.britastro.org/cometobs/

Comet Section Meeting, Winchester https://www.britastro.org/meeting_render/6148

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CometWatch Episode 3 March 8th 2015

March 15th, 2015 by Nick Evetts

Welcome to CometWatch! Your Hosts are Nick Evetts & Neil Norman, Two British Comet Observers & Imagers. In our third show our guests are Alan Hale, Jim Scotti & David J Eicher .We always give the latest comet news out first though from the BAA Comet Section and other sources.
BAA Comet Section Page http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/

The German Comet Group http://kometen.fg-vds.de/fgk_hpe.htm

Seiichi Yoshida’s page http://www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia http://cometobservations.freeservers.com/

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CometWatch Episode 2 Feb 8th 2015

March 15th, 2015 by Nick Evetts

Welcome to CometWatch! Your Hosts are Nick Evetts & Neil Norman, Two British Comet Observers & Imagers. In our  second show our guests are Terry Lovejoy and Nick Howes .We always give the latest comet news out first though from the BAA Comet Section and other sources.

BAA Comet Section Page http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds/

The German Comet Group http://kometen.fg-vds.de/fgk_hpe.htm

Seiichi Yoshida’s page http://www.aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia http://cometobservations.freeservers.com/

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Under British Skies – Episode 41 – The Cosmic Distance Ladder

January 18th, 2015 by Richie Jarvis

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The UBS team are talking about the Cosmic Distance Ladder with Dr Robert Smith from the University of Sussex, plus our usual roundup of the latest news in the Astronomy world…..

Here are the shownotes for the show: Shownotes Document

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Here is some more information about the Under British Skies Team

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