Amateur astronomer, astronomy writer, astropoet, Outreach Educator and frustrated martian! :-)
...and just when you thought Mars couldn't get *any* stranger...
In or around Kendal Thurs night? If it's clear, come along to the last Eddington AS "Moonwatch" of 2012...
Gale Crater, home of #MSL, is a fascinating place, different types/shaped rocks everywhere. Let's look at a few...
Wow... look where #MSL Curiosity has driven to now... yet again I wish I knew more geology... (sigh)
Oh boy... Look what #MSL Curiosity is seeing now... (3D image, red/blue glasses needed)
The Moon (with lovely "Earthshine") and Venus, earlier today as seen ftrom Kendal by Eddington AS members...
Mercury peeping out from behind the trees soon after rising, joining the Moon & Venus in the sky before dawn today
Eddington Astronomical Society members Carol & Stu braving the freezing cold to enjoy the Planets on Parade... :-)
Mercury, Venus and the Moon in the Kendal sky before dawn this morning... -3 deg C but spectacular view... :-)
Worth freezing for... Mercury, Venus and the Moon earlier this morning... beautiful!
Ok, any geologists following me... what the heck are we looking at here..?
Look east before dawn in UK tomo & you'll see Venus & Moon close, Mercury to lower left, Saturn to upper right...
Mercury, Venus, the Moon & Saturn, lined up before dawn. The sky itself was giving Patrick Moore a send-off... :-)
And finally Mercury appeared! Bitterly cold, howling wind, sky a brittle gunmetal blue...but 3 worlds in a line...
Venus, the Moon and Saturn (above left of Moon) at 6.30am today, before Mercury peeked out from behind the cloud..
Next time someone tries to tell you we've stopped exploring, show them this picture, taken before dawn today...
L-R: two happy, shivering Eddington AS members observing Mercury and Venus at 06.30 this morning outside Kendal
L-R: Mercury, Venus & Saturn photographed from outside Kendal at stupid o'clock this morning at minusOMG degrees C
Venus (brighter) and Mercury (low, left) photographed from *freezing* cold layby outside Kendal this morning ...
Oh my... #MSL Curiosity has been for a drive, and look where she is *now*... #luvverlylayers #wishIknewmoregeology
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