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by PMiskiw
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Physics, Space Science and Theories
Topic: Apollo 13 on BBC World Service
Replies: 5
Views: 6697

Re: Apollo 13 on BBC World Service

When all around were losing their heads he kept cool.
The ash tray to his left, I bet no longer allowed.
by PMiskiw
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: Choosing Objects
Replies: 0
Views: 4880

Choosing Objects

Not wanting to override David's excellent explanation of how he sets up his observing runs, can you tell us David how you choose the objects to observe. Over the years many, many pictures have been taken and put on the website by yourself but is there a compendium of objects, say from a book or do y...
by PMiskiw
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: Planetary Exercise
Replies: 3
Views: 4274

Re: Planetary Exercise

I was pretty good at trig when younger so using Tangent = opposite over adjacent can you provide answer please.
Also what is the significance of the colour green in your picture of the comet ATLAS.
by PMiskiw
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: All Apollo Photographs
Replies: 0
Views: 8149

All Apollo Photographs

Following Ross's excellent talk on Apollo 12 mission I remembered that a number of years ago I visited an internet site which showed hundreds of photographs from the days of Apollo. Visit
Some of the pictures are amazing.
by PMiskiw
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Club events
Topic: 2nd July - an evening of rockets!
Replies: 11
Views: 17938

Re: 2nd July - an evening of rockets!

Ready for Lift Off
by PMiskiw
Wed May 29, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: BBC The Planets 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 5705

Re: BBC The Planets 2019

Watched it last night and thought it was brilliant well worth watching again.
Well done Brian Cox for putting together an excellent start to the series.
by PMiskiw
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: Clocks forward in the Stone Age
Replies: 1
Views: 5124

Re: Clocks forward in the Stone Age

Nice One hahahaha
by PMiskiw
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General - Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 6638


We all live with the daily occurrence of the sun rising in the East and setting in the West. But then, what if it was possible to stand on the surface of Venus minus the clouds then the sun would rise in the West and set in the East. What about Uranus the sun would either rise in the North and set i...
by PMiskiw
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Member Observations - Blogging
Topic: The Telescopes of La Palma
Replies: 1
Views: 5796

The Telescopes of La Palma

Where do you go when your family ask what do want to do for your birthday. Well one place relatively close by, La Palma to see the telescopes which perch on a ridge of an extinct volcano. A 4 hour flight and the next day off we went on an adventure never to be forgotten. But more for a future talk t...
by PMiskiw
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: February 2018 Newsletter
Replies: 0
Views: 7786

February 2018 Newsletter

Just read the latest Newsletter and found it to be very informative. The interesting thing though is the term "Astrological" as used in the last page of the newsletter "25 Years Ago". I believe the term should be Astronomical. Once again people with no understanding of the difference write articles ...