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Moon Rocks

In his talk on December 2nd 2019, Rod Jenkins mentioned an Opemn University book about Moon Rocks and the geology (it should be selenology, of course) of the Moon. It is little over sixty pages long, richly illustrated and covers a lot of what Rod explained in his talk. It is a free download from Apple iBooks if you happen to have a Mac, an iPad or an iPhone. Unfortunately it is not available in other formats.

Moon Rocks

Lunar Eclipse

Here are a couple of images of the July 16th 2019 Lunar Eclipse. They were taken by Rod Jenkins. The one on the left was taken at 2321 and on the right at 2359, as the eclipse was fading.

July 16th 23:21 July 16th 23:59

Computing Resources

In recent years there have been two talks about Computing Resources. In July 2017 Andy Pearson introduced the smartphone apps which he uses. Then, In January 2019, Andrew McLean gave his view. Notes from both presentations are available via links on this page.

Together these provide a comprehensive set of resources on which to build a library reflecting your own particular interests.

Eddie's Coaster

Eddie, who regales us with information on the sights to see in the sky, and events of historical interest, has also become well known for identifying an asterism in the constellation of Cassiopeia. This has become known as Eddie's Coaster for its shape which resembles a roller coaster. It recently gained some popularity having been identified in the Astronomy Press.

(click on a thumbnail to see a larger image)

Eddies Coaster 1 Eddies Coaster 2 Eddies Coaster 3

Links to Sounds and Images

Members of the group have found several links to interesting images and sounds. The URLs are here. There are links elsewhere on this page.

ESA's top 100 Hubble images:
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/archive/top100/

Images from NASA are here:
https://images.nasa.gov/

Images of Jupiter from the Juno mission are here:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/images/index.html

NASA sound files:
https://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/index.html

Link to OU Courses

The OU offers several free courses on Astronomy related topics. To see them, go to this link and click on Astronomy.

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/free-courses

BBC Radio 4

Th BBC retains some programmes in perpetuity. So, at the time of writing there are 177 editions of "The Life Scientific" online, and over 839 editions of "In Our Time". Get browsing.

BBC "In Our Time" is here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl

BBC "The Life Scientific" is here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015sqc7