Doodle Science - January 2017



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Hair raising at a science show Ian B Dunne

An old friend of mine having a hair raising experience. If your hair ever does this be afraid because it means you are going to get hit by lightning.

Great Dates in Sci and Tech for January


2nd of January 1860 ~The planet Vulcan is announced in Paris, it did not really exist.

4th of 1643 ~ Isaac Newton was born. So he was a Capricorn.

7th 1610 ~ Galileo starts finding the moons of Jupiter

8th year uncertain ~ My birthday

9th 1923~ Aircraft pioneer La Cierva makes first autogyro flight

13th 1610 ~ Galileo find the 4th Moon of Jupiter

13th 1938 ~ Church of England accepts evolution

18th 1916 ~ Meteorite hits a house in Missouri

29th 1886 ~ Benz patents the first petrol car.



Things in the sky this month.


3/4 Quarantid meteors

12th Full Moon and Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation.

The planet Venus reaches greatest eastern elongation of 47.1 degrees from the Sun.

This is the best time to view Venus since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky.

Look for the bright planet in the western sky after sunset.

January 19 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation.

The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 24.1 degrees from the Sun.

This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky.

Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.

January 28 - New Moon.

some links


Natural History Museum Science

Skywatch

A webcam of Southern Spain, looks warm

European space Agency