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Wait until the power cuts happen. It'll be amazing with all the light pollution gone.

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1 hour ago, Lroy said:

Wait until the power cuts happen. It'll be amazing with all the light pollution gone.

If Pornhub use hasn't blown the fuses yet, it's not going to happen. 

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Just watched The Dish starring Sam Neil a cracking film. When I was in primary school a teacher asked me what job I would like to do and I answered an astronaut,that didn't pan out and ended up a postman.

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1 hour ago, EKX16 said:

Just watched The Dish starring Sam Neil a cracking film. When I was in primary school a teacher asked me what job I would like to do and I answered an astronaut,that didn't pan out and ended up a postman.

Is that the one where the ozzie guys helped out in the moon landing?  If so it's a cracking film.

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1 hour ago, Beaker71 said:

Is that the one where the ozzie guys helped out in the moon landing?  If so it's a cracking film.

Yes it is. One of my favourite films.

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A summary of tonight's space events,

43 Starlink satellites, facing in a Southerly direction, should see them passing over from West to East, about 21:30 and again around 23:00.

Lyrids meteor shower, anytime after dusk.

Falcon 9 rocket launch, should be visible across the UK around 20:45-50

A nite for lying in the hot tub with a wee Havana and looking at the stars xD

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1 hour ago, Scooter said:

Falcon 9 rocket launch, should be visible across the UK around 20:45-50

This was great. Watched it lift off from Florida on YouTube then fly over 20mins later. Might be passing over again about 10:25 low in the sky.

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19 hours ago, Lroy said:

This was great. Watched it lift off from Florida on YouTube then fly over 20mins later. Might be passing over again about 10:25 low in the sky.

Dara O Brian says otherwise as an intrusion into dark skies. Personally I find it interesting

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44 minutes ago, Shropshire_killie said:

Dara O Brian says otherwise as an intrusion into dark skies. Personally I find it interesting

Dara O'Brien thinks I didn't find rocket launch interesting?

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16 minutes ago, Lroy said:

Dara O'Brien thinks I didn't find rocket launch interesting?

I think it was to do with the satellites brightness causing an adverse impact on the stars planets Lroy. ps best wishes

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8 hours ago, Shropshire_killie said:

See that yellow moon last night. Not seen it like that before. Orangey yes, but not yellow. Almost looked a bit diseased..... 

That'll be the moon's corona. :)

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SpaceX launching humans to the ISS on Wednesday (weather permitting). First manned launch from the US since 2011. First brand fully-new manned spacecraft since the shuttle in 1980s. Only the 2nd fully-new manned spacecraft since Apollo and the moon landings. 

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On 5/24/2020 at 1:17 PM, Lroy said:

SpaceX launching humans to the ISS on Wednesday (weather permitting). . 

Should've launched it from Scotland, perfect conditions...

 

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Trying again Saturday, 8:22pm. Back up late on the Sunday, 8:00pm. Neither day looking any better than today. Lighting and rain the two main issues preventing launch.

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7 hours ago, Fankle said:

Should've launched it from Scotland, perfect conditions...

 

Aren't we meant to be getting one of the spaceports here? Or, is that Branson?

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37 minutes ago, CB said:

Aren't we meant to be getting one of the spaceports here? Or, is that Branson?

Prestwick is/was down and one of the potential launch sites for Virgin Orbit. They had their first demo mission in the US this week and it failed. I think they are more likely to pick Cornwall for their UK base if they have one.

Sutherland is getting a proper ground launched rocket space port. I'm not sure if they have a launch provider signed up but it sounds like it'll be a smallsatsat launcher like NZ based Electron.

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Clear skies here tonight so I'm getting up at 2 to give this a gander. Should be very very low in the north east skies after about 1am.

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