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Wednesday December 9th at 8:00pm on Zoom Richard Hollingham “Space Dogs
Before cosmonauts and astronauts, a team of Soviet space dogs pioneered the road to the stars. The dogs were strays, recruited from the streets of Moscow, and were fed, nurtured and trained to feel comfortable in the confines of space rockets. Then they were blasted into the unknown. Many returned to Earth but others – such as the first dog in orbit, Laika – never made it back. Her successors were Belka and Strelka, the first dogs to successfully orbit and return safely to Earth. The dogs became cult heroes, appearing on stamps, postcards and all manner of strange souvenirs. In his new book "Space Dogs", with Martin Parr, multi-award-winning science and space journalist Richard Hollingham tells the story of these canine cosmonauts. Join Richard as he explores the circumstances that lead to dogs becoming space pioneers, the cult of celebrity that followed Belka and Strelka’s return to earth, and the importance of the Space Dog’s legacy. Richard Hollingham is a multi-award- winning science and space journalist, BBC radio presenter and producer. Space correspondent for BBC future and presenter of the Space Boffins Podcast, Richard is also a producer and launch commentator for the European Space Agency. He is a regular visitor to Russia, and has reported from space centres around the world, including the Baikonur cosmodrome and mission control Moscow.
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Comet Neowise Photographed by Martin Weston July 2020
Comet Neowise Photographed by Richard Sheppard July 2020
Comet Neowise Photographed by Matthew Marston July 2020
Who needs the JWT when you can do this from your back garden? Thanks Steve
Dumbell Nebula Martin Weston Hubble Palette 2 Sept 2020
Sun, Moon and Mars Richard Sheppard September - November 2020
Topic: Richard Hollingham - Space Dogs Time: Dec 9, 2020 20:00 London Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96087703568?pwd=YVh5M2c5b0dvazVNYXNhUjdoRzB SUT09 Meeting ID: 960 8770 3568 Passcode: 643757
What did you get up to on Hallowe’en? Jerry Stone got creative! The constellations are all genuine and accurate, and they are also roughly in the right relative positions! It took Jerry about 3 hours to hollow out the pumpkin, plot out the star positions and do the carving.
National Astronomy Week 14-22 November Lots of great events that you can attend online - many of them FREE!
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Wednesday December 9th at 8:00pm on Zoom Richard Hollingham “Space Dogs
Before cosmonauts and astronauts, a team of Soviet space dogs pioneered the road to the stars. The dogs were strays, recruited from the streets of Moscow, and were fed, nurtured and trained to feel comfortable in the confines of space rockets. Then they were blasted into the unknown. Many returned to Earth but others – such as the first dog in orbit, Laika – never made it back. Her successors were Belka and Strelka, the first dogs to successfully orbit and return safely to Earth. The dogs became cult heroes, appearing on stamps, postcards and all manner of strange souvenirs. In his new book "Space Dogs", with Martin Parr, multi-award- winning science and space journalist Richard Hollingham tells the story of these canine cosmonauts. Join Richard as he explores the circumstances that lead to dogs becoming space pioneers, the cult of celebrity that followed Belka and Strelka’s return to earth, and the importance of the Space Dog’s legacy. Richard Hollingham is a multi-award-winning science and space journalist, BBC radio presenter and producer. Space correspondent for BBC future and presenter of the Space Boffins Podcast, Richard is also a producer and launch commentator for the European Space Agency. He is a regular visitor to Russia, and has reported from space centres around the world, including the Baikonur cosmodrome and mission control Moscow.
Topic: Richard Hollingham - Space Dogs Time: Dec 9, 2020 20:00 London Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96087703568?pwd=YVh5M2c5b0dvazVNY XNhUjdoRzBSUT09 Meeting ID: 960 8770 3568 Passcode: 643757
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