The saros, the famous rhythm of similar eclipses a little over 18 years apart, is a fascinating subject with almost endless ramifications, explored Continue reading “Tri-Saros”
will be on April 29. Here is how the evening sky will look Continue reading “Spring Astronomy Day”
The Marathon has ended, but its ending (-athon) goes on and on.
Quote-a-thon; crave-a-thon Continue reading “Ramamatateriathonmobileburger”
Like a meteor shower, the London Marathon returns Continue reading “Marathonids”
The Lyrid meteors come around again.
Two of the comets that return to us this year come to their Continue reading “Comets, and beams to them”
The five-day festival of the Tall Ships was announced by a volley of fireworks Continue reading “Tall Ships”
Amnesty International held a British national conference at Nottingham this past weekend; I didn’t go, but Tilly did. Continue reading “Chagos”
St. Paul’s Cathedral is in the dense heart of the City of London, but since 2000 there has been a bracingly open way to approach it: along the Thames in one of the river buses, then, from the Globe Theatre on the south bank, across the Millennium Footbridge.
This is what the opposition of Jupiter means.