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  1. A thread concerning both aviation and space flight coupled together with the branch of science which deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole. The Chinese space station Tiangong-1 is set to fall to Earth over this weekend. The latest from the European Space Agency (ESA) predicts 1615 hrs GMT on Sunday 1st April 2018 plus or minus nine hours. This tracker is continuously updated to show the current position and height as the orbit decays. When Skylab fell to Earth in 1979 a $400 littering ticket was issued by a park service official in Western Australia; apparently it still hasn’t been paid and has been written off. Useful Sites Heavens-Above is a website developed and maintained by Chris Peat as Heavens-Above GmbH. The web site is dedicated to helping people observe and track satellites orbiting the Earth without the need for optical equipment such as binoculars or telescopes. It provides detailed star charts showing the trajectory of the satellites against the background of the stars as seen during a pass. Special attention is paid to the ISS, Iridium flares and other satellites. Space shuttle missions were tracked until the program was retired in July 2011. The website also offers information on currently visible comets, asteroids, planet details, and other miscellaneous information. N2YO provides real time tracking and pass predictions with orbital paths and footprints overlaid on Google Maps.It features an alerting system that automatically notifies users via SMS and/or email before International Space Station crosses the local sky. The N2YO.com system powers ESA's, Space.com's and many other's satellite tracking web pages. NASA Lunar Eclipse Explorer computes the local circumstances for every lunar eclipse for any century from 2000 BC to 3000 AD. Forget about city etc, just enter your latitude and longitude as a decimal. NASA Solar Eclipse Explorer computes the local circumstances for every solar eclipse for any century from 1500 BC to 3000 AD. Again, forget about city etc, just enter your latitude and longitude as a decimal. International Space Station Transit Finder calculates when the ISS transits across the face of the sun and moon from a position near you. Don’t forget your solar filters if you’re looking at the sun. Telescope.org is where you can request The Open University’s automated telescope on Mount Teide, Tenerife to take a photograph for you. Airliners.net is an aviation website that includes an extensive photo database of aircraft and airports, as well as a forum catering to civil and military aviation together with spaceflights. If you have any questions, please ask and I’ll do my best to answer them.
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    Aerospace and Astronomy

    @msc There's a great site called Stellarium which is available online, i.e. you don't have to download and install it. Just enter your location and the time to find out what's on view.
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    Aerospace and Astronomy

    The brightest near-overhead star at 3am in Glasgow would be Dubhe in Ursa Major. Here's the sky chart for said location and time. Note that east and west aren't reversed; if you were to hold the chart above your head to use it, the directions are correct.
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    Barbara Windsor

    For me it was Jim Dale.
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    Ask A Deathlister

    I've no idea why but they went out of business on 19th February 2019. https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/10640681
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    I like a bit of rough.
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    Aerospace and Astronomy

    I've been looking at them over the last month or so as they became gradually closer to each other. I didn't get to see them at their closest on the 21st due to cloud cover but I did get to see them through my telescope on the 20th when they were marginally further apart.
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    Aerospace and Astronomy

    Great conjunction live.
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    Aerospace and Astronomy

    Pretty much from Inverness down to Glasgow if you look one hour after sunset you can see them very low in the SSW sky. Altitude eight degrees. Azimuth 210 degrees. They are visible to the naked eye.
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    Aerospace and Astronomy

    There is a great conjunction on the 21st December when Jupiter and Saturn appear at their closest since the year 1623. The blue circle in the picture below represents the diameter of a full moon. https://www.space.com/great-conjunction-jupiter-saturn-2020-fun-facts https://www.space.com/jupiter-saturn-great-conjunction-2020 https://stellarium-web.org/
  11. Genuine LOL moment. I've an appointment with the knife on Wednesday 30th December.
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    The 8th Death of 2020

    You forgot the no more deaths option.
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    Who would that be?
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    Go on - Show Us Your Warnings.....

    Oh you are too kind.
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    You got it in one.
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    Coronavirus death toll 2020

    Corona beer suspends production due to coronavirus. Oh the irony.
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    Whom Are You Tarring With The Epithet "twunt"?

    Cheers! I noticed a while back that I was getting close but then it slipped my mind. Senior moments are becoming more frequent.
  18. Could you not have put this in the sweepstakes thread?
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    Plants: The Other Life Form

    We've always had stupid rules. You can't go to the garden centres but you can go to the off licence to buy a bottle of gin. Before they changed the Sunday trading laws in 1994, you could: buy a newspaper and a porn magazine but you couldn't buy a Bible. buy fresh carrots but not tinned or frozen ones. buy booze for the dad but not formula milk for his baby. buy sausage and chips but not fish and chips. That's why fish and chip shops didn't open on Sundays. One hardware shop owner flouted the rules by selling customers a single shallot at an inflated price and throwing in something such as a watering can as a free gift. He was successfully prosecuted under Sunday trading laws.
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    Plants: The Other Life Form

    Millions of garden plants are set to be binned as a result of Covid-19. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52098436

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