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2016 Perseid Meteor Shower

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Here is a picture from last night. Unfortunately it is a bit out of focus. My wide lens is f4 i.e. not ideal for this type of photography.

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NEXT MORNING: Unfortunately there was no stable connection to do much blogging and it was more cloudy than the weather app wanted to admit. It was still an amazing experience! I will post some pictures later but there was too much light pollution and my camera lens was too slow to make a beautiful time lapse.

UPDATE #2:

Just arrived at Beachy Head and set up the camera. It’s beautiful. We already counted ten shooting stars. What a night! Hopefully we can get you some beautiful pictures and a time lapse!

UPDATE #1:

Getting on the road now. Should be at Beachy Head by 11pm BST. Just did a Facebook live video, here.


Tonight (August 12, 2016) will be one of the best nights to view the Perseid Meteor Shower in years. I am taking my camera to shoot a time lapse from Beachy Head and I will try to do some live streaming and certainly as much live blogging as possible.

I will hopefully head out by 10PM BST (2PM PST / 5PM EST) and will update this page throughout the night.

Also, keep an eye on our Twitter timeline:

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World Space Week joins forces with Asteroid Day

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We are very excited to join forces with World Space Week and we encourage you to host an event this year between October 4-10.

On October 8, Space Lectures hosts Captain Mark Kelly and NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly at Carleton Community High School in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Find more World Space Week UK events: http://goo.gl/nO2jkQ

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What is World Space Week?

World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events:

  • October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration
  • October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

 

Find out more about World Space Week, here.

Register an event for World Space Week, here.

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