Comet Lovejoy is now visible in our night skies. It passed closest to Earth on January 7th 2014 where it was 70.2 million kilometers away, and is now appearing brighter in our night sky. With the moon not being a hindrance, viewing this comet has been made a lot...last Monday Kim and I visited Brixham college to present a 2 hour astronomy lecture. Images of the evening to follow.Tolcarn Astronomy Group meeting will take place on Saturday 29th November 2014 starting at 7pm. Rosetta and Philae update. Uranus overview. New Horizons mission to Pluto. It looks very promising for a clear night, in which case we will head to the research telescopes...Tolcarn will be open for the Geminids Meteor shower from noon on the 13th December to the 14th December 2014 for the Geminids meteor shower. This shower has a ZHR rating of 100, meaning on average you will see 100 an hour. Should be a great show.Signal acquired from Philae, everything going according to plan. Images courtesy of ESA.