Blogs from Pete Lawrence

When it comes to astronomy and space, you can count on us for lively opinions, topical views and expert help. Visit this page often for new blog posts from our team of expert writers.

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Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:45pm

Comet Garradd passes the globular cluster, M15 in the constellation of Pegasus during the first few days of August 2011. Here's how to find it and what it should look like.

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Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:52pm

Love them or loathe them, artificial satellites aren't going to go away. So why not make the most of them by enjoying some of the amazing effects they can produce. In this blog entry, I'll show you how to see one of the most spectacular events of all - an Iridium Flare.

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Fri May 13, 2011 6:46pm

If you're having trouble spotting the dawn planets in the May sky, don't worry - you're not alone!

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Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:29pm

Why lunar mosaics are popular in the spring.

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Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:18pm

A description of the basic types of mount most commonly used for both visual and imaging purposes.

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Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:27pm

When the weather's been bad, as it has been lately, it gives amateur astronomers the chance to catch up on sleep, hone their image processing skills and reconnect with the daylight world.

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Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:18pm

Missed the solstice total eclipse of the Moon on 21 December 2010? Well, don't worry because there's an impressive partial eclipse of the Sun coming up on 4 January 2011, visible as the Sun is rising.

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