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The National Space Centre is an all-weather attraction for all the family, situated in the heart of the Midlands, located just two miles from Leicester city centre.
Monthly Night Sky Guides
International Space Station Predictions
Heavens Above: Includes predictions as to when you can see the International Space Station from your location as well as other artificial satellites. Other features include ‘Spacecraft leaving the solar system’ – check where Pioneers 10 and 11 and Voyagers 1 and 2 and New Horizons are. Amazing stuff!
Weather for Leicestershire
Astronomy and Space News
Space Weather – got to be my favourite! Features images sent in by astronomers around the world of current astronomical events e.g. comets, sunspots, aurorae, planets etc.
BBC News Check this daily for latest science news. Frequently features astronomy and space stories.
Sky and Telescope website of US magazine ‘Sky and Telescope’. Contains news section as well as observing hints. Excellent site.
NASA News – latest news stories from NASA
NASA Website– self explanatory
Hubble Site– we all like a good Hubble picture – lots here!
Brit Astro The Campaign for Dark Skies (fight against light pollution)
Pop Astro website of Society for Popular Astronomy
Bradford Robotic telescope: The Bradford Robotic Telescope is a collection of telescopes and other instruments on Mount Teide, Tenerife. It is available to use for all, using this web site
Some cloudy evening sites
Dark matter and dark energy. Youtube videos by DrPhysicsA. These are aimed at A level standard students. Some simple maths (rearranging equations, substitution etc but also a bit of calculus). Some are quite long.
Click on the links below and it will take you to YouTube to watch the video:
BBC Radio 4 programme ‘In Our Time’ , Melvyn Bragg, Sir Martin Rees, Carolin Crawford and Sir Roger Penrose is very good.
Aurora alerts here