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We are about to experience a celestial contest between the very bright full Moon ‘Supermoon’ and the annual Geminids meteor shower. Royal Observatory astronomer Brendan explains all.
In the summer of 2011 an intriguing document came into the possession of His Royal Highness, Duke of Edinburgh, from Lord Ivor Mountbatten. Ascertaining that it had a relevance to the Battle of Jutland, the former passed it to the National Maritime Museum, which after some initial investigation formally acquired it a few months later.
Emma Hamilton worked in and around Covent Garden for just a few years as a teenager, but this area had a profound effect on her future, and she played a role in the cultural, social and commercial life of this area of London. Thomas Ardill from the Museum of London tells us more.
My name is Sabine van Vugt and I’m the Marketing Manager at Cutty Sark, where I’ve been working since the summer of 2014. I had moved to London from Amsterdam that January, and was delighted to be able to work at such a famous ship, known all over the world.
Emma Hamilton was an extraordinary woman who inhabited many identities throughout her life. In our new blog series, Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity curator Dr Quintin Colville explores them all.
Look Up! December 2016 Royal Observatory Astronomers Radmila and Dhara take you through what to see in the night sky during the month of December in our family friendly Look Up! podcast.
December’s highlights include this year’s final Supermoon and the Geminid meteor shower. (All times given are for London and will vary for other parts of the UK.)
The Great Storm of 1703 wreaked havoc across southern Britain in late November of that year, and it remains one of the worst storms in British recorded history.
The annual Leonids meteor shower peaks this week on Thursday night and early Friday morning, with a likely rate of about 10 or so meteors per hour.