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Night sky highlights - January 2021

1 January 2021
Discover what to see in the night sky in January 2021 including the Quadrantids meteor shower and the Winter Hexagon. By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer (...

Fallen (detail) © Cezar Gabriel.jpg

9 December 2020

Hundreds of thousands of seaworkers cannot leave their ships and return to their families due to coronavirus. Yet their vital contribution to our day-to-day lives still goes unrecognised.

Night sky highlights - December 2020

30 November 2020
Discover what to see in the night sky in December 2020 including the Geminids meteor shower and the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy...

Origami boat

23 November 2020

Create a folded paper boat, and remember the times that you achieved something you thought was impossible. 

A formal photographic portrait of Lina, Lady Arbuthnot in mourning dress (Battle of Jutland war widows)

6 November 2020

How did lives change for families of the men who lost their lives at the Battle of Jutland? What support could 'war widows' draw on, and how did they cope financially and emotionally? Curator Jeremy Michell delves into the National Maritime Museum archives to learn more.

Five aircraft studies: a Bristol Fighter and four (in pencil) of flying boats (PAF0757)

4 November 2020

Mark Benson from the Caird Archive and Library explores the logbook of Captain Albert James Enstone - a pilot with the Royal Naval Air Service during the First World War.

'Invincible and Inflexible steaming out of Port Stanley in Chase' the start of the Battle of the Falkland Islands, 8 December 1914_tile.jpg

4 November 2020

At 11pm on 4 August 1914 the Admiralty sent the signal ‘Commence Hostilities with Germany’ and the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War began.

Night sky highlights - November 2020

27 October 2020

Discover what to see in the night sky in November 2020 including two meteor showers and the conjunction of Saturn and the Moon.

12 October 2020
By Selena Carty - BlackPoppyRose  World War I and World War II impacted the entire planet.  Yet every year, not all the narratives are represented. Regiments and battalions...

Night sky highlights - October 2020

26 September 2020
Discover what to see in the night sky in October 2020 including a selection of planets, and two meteor showers. By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer, with...