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Next event: Leonid meteor shower - 17-18th Nov
9pm till dawn
The Leonids are an abundant meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel–Tuttle, which are also known for their spectacular meteor storms that occur about every 33 years.
The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo as the meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky.
Watch and listen as our radio antenna receives pings reflecting off the ionised trails of the meteors as they enter Earth's atmosphere.
Event: Geminid meteor shower - 13-14th Dec
9pm till dawn
The Geminids are an abundant meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit.
This would make the Geminids, together with the Quadrantids, the only major meteor showers not originating from a comet.
We will be using antennae and digital receivers to capture radio waves reflecting off the ionised trails of meteors as the enter the atmosphere over southern Europe.
14 Oct 2019
Operations Centre moves into Cold War era bunker
Exciting news - we've finally moved in to our new building on the historic RAF Alconbury airfield. The developer has kindly donated a decomissioned bomb depot control building, a remnant of the cold war. The folks at JJM have been working hard over the last few weeks to renovate it and power it up, and at last our server farm and Space Operations Centre equipment are now in place! Thanks to all those who helped with the move!
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