Friday, 18 March 2011

Watching the International Space Station

There's something quite exciting about standing outside in the dark and identifying objects in the sky. I'm sure I've learnt the names of many of the constellations over time but the only ones I can confidently name now are the Plough (I remember the box shape) and Orion (because of his belt). This doesn't stop me staring up in wonder at the sheer distance and size of the stellar display. A few days ago I was introduced to another object to watch - the International Space Station.  You can get alerts which tell you when it's going to fly over and if it's dark and a clear sky it's easy to see. Brilliant!!