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5 February 2008
For 84 years the major global news headlines of the day have been preceded by the six Greenwich Time 'pips'. When the news of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon,...
5 February 2008
Two eclipses will be visible this month. First, we have an annular solar eclipse occurring on 7 February 2008, visible in Antarctica and the very southern Pacific Ocean.
4 February 2008
The planet Mars is visible throughout the night this month – just look south for the brightest reddest object, high in the sky. Mars is visible from sunset until it heads...
2 February 2008
Royal Observatory, Greenwich: Job opportunity for a Public Astronomer The Public Astronomer will provide both astronomy and broader science communication expertise across...
1 February 2008
If you are an early riser, look South-East at 6:30 AM local time - and there you will see the planets Venus and Jupiter very close together in the morning twilight! Venus is...
29 January 2008
A 250m-diameter (600ft) asteroid passed by the Earth this morning (29 January, closest approach at 0833 GMT). The asteroid, 2007 TU24, came as close as 538,000km (334,000...
27 January 2008
Times Online: Jodrell Bank zooms in on heritage status Jodrell Bank has been identified as a prime contender to win World Heritage Site status under new rules designed to...
24 January 2008
The nights of 24-25 January are a great time to see the planet Mercury. The best time to look is within 10 minutes of 17:10 local time. Any earlier, and the bright glow of...
13 January 2008
The two comets are Comet Holmes and Comet Tuttle - both visible to the unaided eye at the moment, if you manage to get away from all those inefficient city lights. If not,...

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