OT - Santa's sleigh in space on Xmas Eve

Something for the kids, if the sky is clear. I've not heard of this before
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/internet/how-watch-international- space-station-santa-sleigh-pass-over-uk-christmas-eve-3592059/
https://tinyurl.com/h57hghm
The International Space Station orbits the Earth 15 times a day, but you'll only spot it occasionally, including on Christmas Eve where it'll look just like Santa's sleigh. Here's how to track the ISS it and see it for yourself.
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http://www.heavens-above.com/
and the Iridium flares are good for kids to watch.
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ARW scribbled

Might be interesting, but I don't have one of them new fangled smart phones.
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What d'ye need that for?
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On Tue, 8 Dec 2015 20:44:38 -0000

Nor do I, but I can watch Iridium flares. I don't have a smartphone of any fangle, I just read the website, and look upwards when appropriate.
We have been watching the ISS for years, and I have introduced the idea to people in many parts of the world.
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No need. The site shows a star chart to show you where to look and at what time.
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ARW scribbled

Then I travel a couple of miles so I can the sky without street lamp glare, if it's not pissing down.
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On Wed, 09 Dec 2015 19:44:08 +0000, Jonno wrote:

I have to travel a few miles to the nearest streetlight.
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but you can still get the glare from the nearest town, even if your village, like ours, doesn't have street lights.
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Adrian scribbled

I hope you eat a lot of carrots.
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On Wed, 09 Dec 2015 19:04:58 +0000, ARW wrote:

I get them to email me when it's going to be visible. Just started getting messages again as it's moved over us.
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What exactly havn't you heard of before.
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Graham. scribbled

The Space Station. How long has that been up there.
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Lot's of people really don't know that you can see man-made objects in orbit.
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On Wed, 09 Dec 2015 01:39:07 +0000, Graham. wrote:

I certainly remember spotting LEO satellite passes from the early seventies onwards (possibly as early as the late 60s) so it's not exactly a 'Recent Phenomenon' by any means. The Iridium flares are more recent (past decade or so?) and can be impressively bright considering the small size of the satellites involved.
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Johnny B Good scribbled

I did see a (French iirc) satellite break up across the SE of England a very long time ago. It happened so quickly, I knew from then on that all the UFO sightings we hear about and are filmed are complete crap.
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Are you aware of the Dawn probe which is now in low orbit around Ceres? For more info, see:
<http://dawnblog.jpl.nasa.gov>
Are you aware of the New Horizons probe which recently whizzed past Pluto? I'm sure you can figure out how to find out more about that.
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wrote:

You will be telling us next that that the Moon landings were a hoax!
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ARW scribbled

What make you think that?
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On 09/12/15 15:32, Jonno wrote:

So you were transported in that instant into a room where little grey men fiddled with your brain?
It explains a lot.
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