Monday 3 February 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Tuesday 4th February 2014

Eye in the Sky
3 comets in the Sky

On the morning of February 4th early risers at around 05.50UT get the chance to view through telescopes no fewer than 3 comets brighter than magnitude +12. These are C/2013 R1 Lovejoy, C/2012 X1 Linear both in Ophiuchus and C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS which is in Hercules.

On This Day
February 4th 1964 Valentina Tereshkova arrives in London.

Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space, she flew in Vostok 6 on June 16th 1963 arrived in London for a planned 3 day visit organised by the British Interplanetary Society

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