Twittering about astronomy

Planetarium closures

The planetarium is improving. We're refitting the planetarium and it will be closed from Monday 16 - Friday 20 April. It re-opens to the public on Saturday 21 April. See what's on and choose your next space adventure

space station and shuttle

Originally uploaded by gribley

Look up in the evening and there's a chance, at the moment, that you might see the International Space Station (plus space shuttle Endeavour) pass overhead.

If you want to know when the ISS is going to be visible, have a look at Above London on twitter. This service posts notifications of space station visibility and , flashes of light caused by the reflection of sunlight off of satellite solar panels and antennas.

Also on twitter, and reproduced on this blog's homepage, is the Jodrell Bank telescopes feed, which updates to show which objects are currently being observed by the Jodrell Bank radio telescopes.