Welcome to GoSpaceWatch

Promoting Space Exploration and Astronomy 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.


Next GoSpaceWatch Online Lecture: “An Experimental Flying Machine” by Ben Evans. Wed 23rd June at 19:30 BST.

Tickets available via the form below through Eventbrite. Note: If you do not wish to use Eventbrite, we will accept BACS Bank Transfer or PayPal. To pay by Bank transfer, please email me at michael@gospacewatch.co.uk. To pay by PayPal, click the button below.



  • NASA Launches Mission Equity, Seeks Public Input to Broaden Access
    on 15/06/2021 at 19:15

    NASA is launching Mission Equity, a comprehensive effort to assess expanding and modifying agency programs, procurements, grants, and policies, and examine what potential barriers and challenges exist for communities that are historically underrepresented and underserved.

  • From Starving Black Holes to Warped Galaxies
    by Lauren Sgro on 15/06/2021 at 17:17

    Hot topics from the American Astronomical Society summer meeting range from colliding galaxies, to warped galaxies, to starving black holes. The post From Starving Black Holes to Warped Galaxies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • From Starving Black Holes to Warped Galaxies
    by Lauren Sgro on 15/06/2021 at 17:17

    Hot topics from the American Astronomical Society summer meeting range from colliding galaxies, to warped galaxies, to starving black holes. The post From Starving Black Holes to Warped Galaxies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Total Solar Eclipses Shine a Light on the Solar Wind with Help from NASA’s ACE Mission
    on 15/06/2021 at 14:48

    From more than a decade’s worth of total eclipses observations taken around the world, scientists uncovered a surprising finding about the Sun’s wind and its wispy outer atmosphere.

  • Beth Timmons Writes the Software That Makes Spacecraft Zing (and Run)
    on 15/06/2021 at 13:39

    Elizabeth “Beth” Timmons writes some of the software that runs on our spacecraft, and I help manage the branch that does software for Goddard missions.

  • Space embrace
    on 15/06/2021 at 10:33

    Image: André Kuipers with a European Robotic Arm model on the Space Station

  • Artemis I Space Launch System Core Stage Lift and Mate
    on 15/06/2021 at 10:10

    Teams with NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems and contractor Jacobs lower the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage – the largest part of the rocket – onto the mobile launcher.

  • Ultra-cool test of Jupiter instrument
    on 15/06/2021 at 09:00

    Video: 00:03:38 An instrument destined for Jupiter orbit undergoes eight days of cryogenic radio-frequency testing using a new test facility at ESA’s ESTEC technical centre in the Netherlands. The Submillimetre Wave Instrument of ESA’s Juice mission will survey the churning atmosphere of Jupiter and the scanty atmospheres of its Galilean moons.Testing took place in ESA’s custom-built Low-temperature Near-field Terahertz chamber, or Lorentz. The first chamber of its kind, the 2.8-m diameter Lorentz chamber can perform high-frequency radio-frequency testing in realistic space conditions, combining space-quality vacuum with ultra-low temperatures.

  • Astronomers Look into the Past of Local Dwarf Galaxies
    by Camille M. Carlisle on 14/06/2021 at 21:11

    A combination of simulations and observations indicates that galaxies like the Large Magellanic Cloud control when punier dwarfs plunge into large galaxies. The post Astronomers Look into the Past of Local Dwarf Galaxies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Astronomers Look into the Past of Local Dwarf Galaxies
    by Camille M. Carlisle on 14/06/2021 at 21:11

    A combination of simulations and observations indicates that galaxies like the Large Magellanic Cloud control when punier dwarfs plunge into large galaxies. The post Astronomers Look into the Past of Local Dwarf Galaxies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

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