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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...


1 February 2008
February's item of the month is an illustrated logbook from our manuscripts collection.
31 January 2008
From the 3rd to the 9th February, the Sailor's Society is launching its annual Woolly Hat Campaign, encouraging us land lubbers to knit a hat (using one of their free...
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...

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25 January 2008

One of the wonderful things about working here is being bombarded with questions that wrack the brain and start an ongoing research relationship with the chosen topic. Such are the Button Boys - the daredevils of the mast displays carried out by naval training establishments.


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,...