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