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Promoting Space Exploration and Astronomy to the General Public through online lecture meetings and the bi-monthly CAPCOM Magazine. We have regular online meetings via Zoom. Meetings feature an expert speaker with a spaceflight or astronomical talk. Our regularly updated Speaker Programme can be found here: Speaker Programme. We also have a free weekly Newsletter “GoSpaceWatch Weekly”. Sign up for this Here.

Now Online: Roger Hyman: My Journey Into Astrophotography.

Roger Hyman. Amateur Photographer.

GoSpaceWatch Online Lecture Meeting: “The Rubin Observatory”

Wednesday 11th November 2020

The latest issue of CAPCOM Magazine (September 2020) is now available for purchase as a .pdf download through issuu.com at just £3.00. Click on this link to buy: https://issuu.com/gospacewatch/docs/cc311

For a selection of books please visit our new Book Shop page

  • NASA, SpaceX Invite Media to Crew-1 Mission Update, Target New Launch Date
    by James Cawley on 27/10/2020 at 18:16

    NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14, for the launch of the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Managers of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission will hold a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 28, to discuss the upcoming launch, …

  • Psyche: A Metal-Rock World with Iron Lava?
    by Govert Schilling on 27/10/2020 at 15:00

    New observations suggest the main-belt asteroid Psyche is an intriguing world, possibly one with volcanic flows of iron on its surface. The post Psyche: A Metal-Rock World with Iron Lava? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • (Very) Small Chance of Apophis Asteroid Impact in 2068
    by Govert Schilling on 27/10/2020 at 14:53

    The subtle effect of sunlight may turn the near-Earth asteroid Apophis toward Earth in 2068 . . . but chances for impact remain small. The post (Very) Small Chance of Apophis Asteroid Impact in 2068 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • NASA, European Space Agency Formalize Artemis Gateway Partnership
    on 27/10/2020 at 14:48

    NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have finalized an agreement to collaborate on the Artemis Gateway. This agreement is an important element in a broad effort by the United States to engage international partners in sustainable lunar exploration and to demonstrate technologies necessary for a future human mission to Mars.

  • NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Casts Her Vote from Space
    on 27/10/2020 at 13:34

    NASA astronaut Kate Rubins points to the International Space Station’s “voting booth” where she cast her vote from space this month.