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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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…..

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Under British Skies – Episode 40 – Philae Touchdown

November 16th, 2014 by Richie Jarvis

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This month, the UBS team spoke to Neil Norman and Padma Yanamanranda-Fisher about the Philae touchdown events.

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Stephen Ramsden Visits the Pirates – and London!

October 16th, 2014 by Tavi Greiner

Cak Eruption, Solarastronomy.orgIf you couldn’t tune-in to last night’s Space Pirates radio, you’ll want to listen to the recorded version below, to hear all the fun that you missed! Special guest Stephen Ramsden, of Solarastronomy.org, chats with hosts Marty and Diane about the longest Calcium K prominence ever recorded, solar outreach in the UK, his Star Trek marathon, re-connecting with each other, and much more!

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Under British Skies – Episode 39 – Holst and the last 100 years

September 21st, 2014 by Richie Jarvis

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This month, the UBS team had a little birthday celebration for Gustav Holst, composer of the Planets Suite (Opus 32).  We also celebrated Paul Harper’s birthday.  Richie interviewed Dr Roberto Trotta about the changes in Cosmology since Holst was born, and we had a little peak into Roberto’s world of Dark Matter and Energy.

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Rosetta Round-up with UBS and Special Guests!

August 14th, 2014 by Tavi Greiner

Rosetta mission poster: ESAAFM’s Under British Skies crew returns to radio Sunday, Aug 17, 1900 UTC / 3pm ET with an exciting program featuring key players of ESA’s Rosetta comet mission!

UBS hosts – Richie Jarvis, Paul Harper, Nick Howes, Nick Evetts, and Jane Green – will talk with their guests about Rosetta’s latest accomplishments and future goals; the science of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko; how amateur astronomers are contributing to this mission; and how you can follow the latest updates. We’ll also have the AFM chatroom open to accept your comments and questions!

OUR “ALL-STAR” (all-comet?) GUEST LIST INCLUDES:

Dr. Matt Taylor – European Space Agency (ESA); Project Scientist for Rosetta

Dr. Claudia Alexander – Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); US/Project Scientist for Rosetta

Dr. Colin Snodgrass – Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute; Works with the OSIRIS team on Rosetta

Dr. Joel Parker – Southwest Research Institute (SwRI); Deputy Principal Investigator for Rosetta/ALICE

Dr. Padma Yanamandra-Fisher – Space Science Institute (SSI); The PACA Project; Rosetta Coordinator of Amateur Observations of 67P

Wanna know more about the Rosetta mission?

Click here to read the ESA Rosetta blog; here to follow the ESA Rosetta Twitter updates, here for a 3-D visualization of Rosetta’s journey, here for Rosetta’s latest images; and here for an in-depth look at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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