Sir Patrick Moore

Sir Patrick Moore

Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore CBE, FRS, FRAS (4 March 1923 – 9 December 2012) was an English amateur astronomer who attained prominent status in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.

Soyuz TMA-07M

Soyuz TMA-07M a 2012 Soyuz mission to the International Space Station; transporting three members of the Expedition 34 crew to the station. The Soyuz is scheduled to remain docked to the space station for the Expedition 35 increment to serve as an emergency escape vehicle.

Comet ISON

Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) was discovered by photos taken by Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok from Russia using the International Scientific Optical Network telescope (ISON). Astronomers observe that the comet is so bright, it will be visible in daylight.

It is estimated to pass by our Sun at less than 2,000,000 km on 28 November 2013.