December 20th, 2007

Beaker

And the earth moved

And I've just seen the International Space Station go over. I'm still at work, but one of my colleagues came round and said, "We're just going out to see the Space Station." And about half-a-dozen of us braved the bitter cold to stand round saying things like, "Look, there's Mars," and "There's a plane going into Eastleigh airport," and "If you can see that star, then it will be about that bright."

And lo, it suddenly appeared out of the west, a red dot over A block, moving at a respectable speed and turning white when it was about half-way across the sky.

If you're somewhere near Winchester, then here's the link to Heaven's Above for tracking the ISS.