Archive for May, 2012

Moon watching: Regiomontanus and Catena Davy

The sky is far too light even at midnight now to do anything but planets and the moon. So yesterday I did some moon-watching in broad-daylight.

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Copulating green beetles: why not?

Yesterday, Spring felt real for the first time, so I got outside and almost fell over all the copulating green beetles. Read more…

Field course round up

The weather nearly spoilt our annual second-year field course, but didn’t quite. Read more…

Planetary bonanza

It’s been nearly SEVEN WEEKS since I’ve been out stargazing, but the drought was finally broken last night with a clear sky on a Saturday night. I had hoped to get some deep sky objects as the moon was out of the way, but ended up doing mostly planets. Read more…

Spring flower extravaganza

April, as you know, was a complete wash-out for practically everything. However, now May has arrived, catch-up has begun. Read more…