After reviewing normal processing and weekend work to fix a small fuel
leak, NASA managers cleared the shuttle Discovery for launch on November 1 to begin a space station resupply mission, the orbiter's 39th and final flight. With the ISS currently making nice evening passes over Ireland (see next item), it may be possible to see the two craft approaching other for docking.
3. ISS: The ISS is currently making a good series of evening passes over Ireland. See www.heavens-above.com for full details for your location.
How do I do that? Watch three short videos, decide which is the most interesting for you, write your essay based on that.
Watch these videos to choose your essay subject Rhea, Titan or Saturn itself? You decide, its your adventure. http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/scientistforaday9thedition/targets/
There are three age groups: 11-13 years old, 14-16 years old, 17-18 years old
Either we are alone in the universe or not; either way, the implications are staggering. This talk considers the prospects for and implications of life beyond Earth. Biological adaptation to extreme conditions makes it very likely that variations on biology will be present on moons and planets around many of the billions of Sun-like stars in the Milky Way. The nearly 500 planets already found around other stars are forerunners of Earth-like planets that astronomers expect to be finding in the next few years. With exobiology still a blank slate, consideration will be given to potentially unusual forms of life.
Friday 5 November 2010
www.bco.ie/firstfridays. Blackrock Castle Observatory hosts open nights on the first Friday of every month with inspired activities for visitors of all ages. The internationally award winning Cosmos at the Castle is open and free to the public, Stargazing from 7pm is in association with the Cork Astronomy Club and BCO's growing band of Astronomy Volunteers.
6-8pm: Hands on Workshops: Great World Wide Starcount - how to take part
Enjoy one of our family friendly workshops (every half hour) with Frances McCarthy, BCO's in house teacher and astronomer.http://www.windows2universe.org/citizen_science/starcount/
8pm: Ben Burress - Web of Stars
Meet Ben Burress, astronomer at the Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, California; live on a web link from the USA to learn about CSSC's magnificent telescopes. Ben will take us on a journey through the collection of astrophotographs taken with these instruments by Cork students and launch the image exhibit Web of Stars
For more information on these and future events at Blackrock Castle Observatory
call us 00 - 353 - 21- 4357917, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bco.ie/upcomingevents