How and where to see the Lyrid meteor shower in Birmingham April 20-22

Stargazing
Ready to go stargazing, Bham? Photo via Unsplash.

Ready to go stargazing, Birmingham? From April 20-22, you may want to turn your eyes to the sky. Add a little extra excitement to your quarantine routine with the Lyrid meteor shower—the oldest meteor shower to ever be recorded. Read on for details.

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Want to try stargazing in Birmingham? 5 expert tips to help you get started

M51 Whirlpool. Photo by Bham Now

Who doesn’t love stargazing when you’re far enough from Birmingham to really see the stars and planets in all their glory?

If stargazing seems like something you’d like to try, we’ve got some expert tips to help you get started next time we have a clear night.

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ISS over BHM

international space station
Astronauts aboard the ISS today are probably still recovering from turkey overdosage, but on a typical day they study the effects of microgravity on plants, insects, and more – via nova.org

The International Space Station made a pass over the Magic City last night!  It’s so weird that we almost don’t think about how there are humans living in space for years on end.   Bham Now collected some photos off of social media, here’s what went on: Continue reading “ISS over BHM”