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Stargazing Oxford photo competition: The results are in!

Posted: 19 Feb 2013

Congratulations to everyone who entered our photo competition! We were extremely impressed with the quality and variety of the entries, and the photos made a beautiful display.

Moving objects, and non-moving telescopes!

Posted: 15 Feb 2013

For those of you eagerly awaiting the next installment of comet ISON, I'm afraid all we have to report is a broken telescope! However, you can track a solar system body for yourself tonight (15th Feb 2013), as asteroid 2012-DA14 flies by the Earth at only 35,000km and should be visible in binoculars.

Stargazing Oxford 2013 Project : Comet ISON

Posted: 06 Feb 2013

Comet Incoming! Here is the first image of Comet ISON taken for our 2013 PWT Stargazer's project. ISON is still as far away as Jupiter, but already a small tail is starting to develop... For this project, we will be imaging the comet every 2 weeks this year with the Philip Wetton Telescope (PWT) telescope here in Oxford. Check back to see how the comet develops, and if it delivers on its promise to be the brightest comet in 40 years!