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Satellite spotting!

3 Apr 2020, 23:09 UTC
Satellite spotting!
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Learn the ins and outs of pseudoscience, and debunking it: Read 'Escaping The Rabbit Hole' here.Want to support the future science and engineering? You can do so through one of these charities:Skeptoid mediaThe Association for Science EducationThe Smallpiece TrustSATROArkwright Engineering ScholarshipsLabAidThe Space FoundationHey everyone, our usual round up 0f the week's space news will be up within 24 hours - we're just waiting on the preliminary results on the failure of SpaceX's SN3 prototype rocket. For now... This week has been an interesting one in the UK, and for a nicer reason than Corvid 19. Both the latest batch of Starlink satellites and the International Space Station are visible in our skies. So, since so many of us are cooped up at home, I thought I'd take a quick look at the my personal favourite nerdy pass time: Satellite spotting. People often start with this one.Now, as geeky pastimes go, this is up there. Train spotting... pah, those guys are practically cool. But it's surprising how easy it is to do: You need a dark sky (wait until the Sun has been down for an hour and a half, two if you can), your latitude and longitude, one of the ...

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