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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
3 January 2008
A recently discovered asteroid, which passed close to the Earth in November, may strike Mars on 30 January 2008. Asteroid 2007 WD5 will pass very close to Mars at the end of...
3 January 2008
The library team here at the Caird Library were dedicatedly cataloguing new books right up to the Christmas break. You can see all the material we’ve catalogued during...


2 January 2008
The main highlights for this month are Orion, Mars and Saturn. There is lots to see in Orion, which is visible around the South throughout the evening (click on the map to...


27 December 2007
On New Year's day, Comet Tuttle will be closest to the Earth, a mere 25 million miles away, and also at its brightest. The comet will just be visible to the unaided eye, so...