International Space Station

mollox

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With a tankful of beer & wine on board, I've just watched the International Space Station pass overhead.

I hope it wasn't watching me! Is this paranoia, paranormal or just alcohol?
 


Tigrrr

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ahh FFS I forgot to watch out...

Something happening at 1am too, isn't there?
 

mollox

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Or is it 12.30ish? Space shuttle main tank separation or something - on Morning Ireland this am but damned if I can remember the details, other than to go outside at a minute to midnight.
 

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mollox said:
With a tankful of beer & wine on board, I've just watched the International Space Station pass overhead.

I hope it wasn't watching me! Is this paranoia, paranormal or just alcohol?
just cos your paranoid doesn't mean there were not watching you ;)
 

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The Space Station crossed the sky from West to East. It's due to rendezvous with the space shuttle on Monday, the shuttle is due to pass the same way in the next 30-40 minutes if it took off on time.

I went outside just now, taking a break from Jools Holland, and had a "Joxer moment" as I realised that the Space Station had skirted the Starry Plough, which is almost overhead - but I hadn't noticed earlier.

It's in the stars - FF/Labour - get the money on.
 

Tigrrr

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Is it that bright star-like object that's sort of South East in the sky, so to speak?

Or is that just another star?
 

ctr

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All will be revealed (and for free Davis Moore)

Visit www.heavens-above.com set your co-ordinates and you can get a sky map or ISS pass details. Any questions ask away but I might not know the answers.

The guys & gals on www.irishastronomy.org will though.

clear skies!
 

ctr

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Tigrrr said:
Is it that bright star-like object that's sort of South East in the sky, so to speak?

Or is that just another star?
Planet Venus I believe ;)
 

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Saw it aswell; class to watch it follow the Earths curvature
 

mollox

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Should be visible again tonight - crossing West to East at 11.02 & 00.36 (I think).
 

ctr

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Details Here

Set for Waterford but should be fine for most of Ireland.

STS-117 (shuttle) times etc available Here
 

ctr

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There is a whole branch of Astronomy devoted to ancient observance of celestial events.

Its called Archaeoastronomy.

For an Irish perspective visit the wonderful Mythical Ireland site.

Click on the astronomy tab.
 

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Fair play to Sean O'Rourke & RTE - arranging to have all that celestial stuff out of the way before The Week in Politics.
 


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