Space, the final frontier, these are the voyages of the International Space Station as it passes over the good folks of Hertford.
Ever since Twitter graced our lives, a whole world of interesting tweets from the astronauts on board the International Space Station has been broadcast across the world. Following this extra-terrestrial activity, astronomers the world over have been keenly telling us via Twitter and blogs when we can look up and see the International Space Station (ISS) for ourselves.
For a few weeks of the year, the ISS is clearly visible by the naked eye as it passes over the UK. Sometimes, it’s similar to a star moving fast across the sky, other times it’s extremely bright and stands out more than any other object in the night sky.
Currently, October 2013 is a great month to see a real life space ship, with real people on board, flying through space!
From tonight until the 27th October 2013, you can see a range of bright and incredibly bright passes of the ISS, with all of them happening in the early evening between 5.45pm and 8.15pm. Here’s a website which gives a comprehensive list of when each pass happens, what time and where it’ll appear in the sky.
This month is a great opportunity to get the kids outside and get them interested in space and astronomy. Wrap up warm, make a hot drink and enjoy the sites in the sky!
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