So this Friday just gone, I hitched up my (entirely metaphorical) breeches and went to my first ever astronomy social meeting. Believe me, my very anxious brain tried every excuse in the book to talk me out of it, not limited to poor weather, Friday night fatigue and post meal bloat leaving me looking like… Continue reading Star diary #3-Astronomy is a social pastime….honest!
As a photographer, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the Moon. It can be a pest when trying to take night sky pictures, as it tends to blow out the majority of, if not all stellar detail in one big, white blob of light. But it is a gorgeous subject in it’s… Continue reading Astronomy in Pictures #1-Half Moon
Ask any astronomer what most frustrating thing about the pursuit is, and they will likely give you an answer along the lines of ‘cloud.’ I always quite liked clouds, especially those fluffy ones like on the title credits of the Simpsons (puts on Nerd Hat, straightens bow tie, clears throat “I think you’ll find those… Continue reading Star Diary #2-Astronomy on a Cloudy Night
I love movies. Almost as much as I love space. So space movies leave me practically catatonic with excitement. I have in the interest of brevity (not my forte, you may have noticed) clumped space movies into the sci-fi and fantasy genre, as even I draw the line at making separate lists for all three… Continue reading Favourite 5: Sci-fi and Fantasy Movies
A couple of years ago, fed up with the daily grind and the men in our life (a frequent complaint, if I’m honest), my mum and I embarked on a girl’s trip. First, and anyone who has done this will know, came the trials and tribulations of choosing a destination. I am a bit of… Continue reading Viewing the Northern Lights
It took a long time for me to get around to buying a telescope. Mainly because I am an incurable procrastinator, and just a bit miserly, so it took quite a while to quieten that old lady voice in my head telling me to save the money for a rainy day/something sensible/an impressively extensive booze… Continue reading Star Diary #1-The Scopening
Hello, bienvenue and welcome to my little blog. Pull up a chair and make yourself at home. This is a place for observations, thoughts, musings and meanings probably loosely about astronomy, and the universe as a whole. Firstly, a little bit of background about your writer. My name is Nat, I hail from lovely Kent in South… Continue reading Why Astronomy?