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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...
23 January 2008
I found both of these websites via the list of maritime and naval history resources, on the Intute website.
16 January 2008
As you may remember, John Agard was poet-in-residence at the Museum last year, and wrote a couple of memorable posts on this blog about being inspired by London's drinking...


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,...
13 January 2008
The 27-metre diameter asteroid 2008 AF3 will tonight pass by the Earth as close as the Moon (see its orbit here). In fact, it is passing so close that you can see it for...


9 January 2008
We came back to work after the Christmas break to find that the library had a new photocopier. The new copier is a big improvement on our old machine, and means that colour...
9 January 2008
Every year the Caird Library closes for the third week of February to allow us to carry out an audit of our books and manuscripts. This year we are carrying out a larger...


8 January 2008
The recent cold snap provides the perfect introduction to January's item of the month - no less than the first book written, printed, illustrated and bound in the Antarctic!


7 January 2008
The Orion Nebula is a wonderful sight, in binoculars or a telescope - but it is often difficult to compare what you see with your own eyes through a telescope with...


4 January 2008