Astronomy Hub

The Astronomy Hub is where you will find items related to the Astronomy course

Mark requested all group members to make a Planisphere. Here are the instructions to download/view.

Star maps are useful to use in conjunction with the Planisphere. You can download/view the maps for printing here.

Listen to Mark Hardaker, our Astronomy Group Leader, and Steve Tonkin discuss our February sky on their very own Forest FM radio show
‘Starry Skies’.

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To view full screen click the icon bottom right of the video when playing

The Cassini-Huygens probe arrived at Saturn in 2004.  The Cassini orbiter entered orbit around the planet then dropped off the lander, named Huygens after the Dutch astronomer of the same name, sending it on a trajectory to land on Saturn’s largest moon, or satellite, called Titan.

This is a YouTube video of the landing, composed of actual images taken as the probe fell through Titan’s thick atmosphere.

In this YouTube video, you can see an immense amount of information about the lander as it arrived near Titan, from atmospheric entry interface, through until landing.