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Dates of Ramadan 2014

Here are the times for the first sighting and setting of the crescent moon for Ramadan 2014 (1435) in the UK, according to data supplied by the HM Nautical Almanac Office. Ramadan Mubarak! DATE (2014) TIMES OF FIRST SIGHTING AND SETTING OF THE CRESCENT MOON* LONDON MANCHESTER LEEDS GLASGOW 28 June…

Longitude, Steampunk and Satellites

Throughout 2014 Royal Museums Greenwich will be celebrating the 300th anniversary of the 1714 Longitude Act, with a series of exhibitions, publications and events exploring human efforts to determine their position and navigate their way around the globe. As well as being part of a fascinating historical and scientific story the Longitude…

See a brand new meteor shower this weekend

   Uncategorized   May 22, 2014  No Comments

Have you ever spotted the faint constellation Camelopardalis? Spread across the stars between the Plough and the ‘W’ of Cassiopeia, this relatively barren constellation depicting a giraffe (or camel-leopard if you prefer) will play host to a new meteor shower this weekend, as the Earth barrels through clouds of debris…

The dawn of a new era in satellite navigation technologies?

   Uncategorized   May 1, 2014  No Comments

A few months ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire to conduct some interviews for the video featured in our Stars to Satellites exhibition on the lower floor of the Astronomy Centre. The exhibition ties together the centuries old work of the…