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  1. Here is an account of that solitary historic observation. Even in this case however, the planets were only 1.4 degrees above the horizon, and John Bevis did not witness the actual moment of occultation. So there is no complete record of such an event in all human history - http://www.bogan.ca/astro/occultations/1737occl.htm
  2. It's actually worse when the conditions are so/so and you get fooled into believing something might actually be visible... at least today it was obvious from a long way off that there was going to be a no-show.... see you on March 15th 2080
  3. Well it's now approaching 30 years since the last British meteorite fall, which is the longest span since Aldsworth-Rowton from 1835-76. You'd have to say that's surprising, considering the ubiquity of cameras of every sort, compared to earlier times - https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?sea=*&sfor=names&ants=&nwas=&falls=yes&valids=yes&stype=contains&lrec=50&map=ge&browse=&country=United+Kingdom&srt=name&categ=All&mblist=All&rect=&phot=&strewn=&snew=0&pnt=Normal table&dr=&page=0
  4. Remember those cult believers who boarded the UFO travelling behind Hale Bopp...? ....they forgot this bloke
  5. The great thing about this comet is you don't need Stellarium to find it!
  6. Lot of comments for a barely naked-eye object... imagine if this place had been around during Hale-Bopp!
  7. y'all making me jealous. Too dang cloudy here in Ireland and a bad forecast too.
  8. Along with Jonas' M31 image, this is my all time favourite SGL masterpiece. Epic, monumental, stupendous.
  9. And what has a beginning must have an end, right Jim?
  10. I don't think anyone is saying science is 'made up' but that it may not be the 'full truth'. It seems every scientific answer, by definition, provokes a further question... if water is hydrogen and oxygen then what is hydrogen and what is oxygen... if Mozart's brain caused that great aria then what caused Mozart's brain... if the singularity gave rise to the Universe then whither the singularity.... and so on and so on etcetera ad infinitum. In that sense terminology is indeed crucial - as Bohr said, we are 'suspended by language'.
  11. There's a feature in Stellarium under 'sky and viewing options', then 'markings' which shows the constellation boundaries.
  12. Thanks indeed for this generous gesture, will hopefully get to watch as many as possible. I did notice there seems to be an issue with the Dec 13 2008 video, doesn't seem to be loading beyond the first few seconds: https://britastro.org/video/906 it might be just my system, but thought I'd let you know. Thanks again.
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