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NSO News

The following articles relate to developments at the NSO and Liverpool Telescope during 2011, but also includes a few astronomy-related news items that we think may be of interest to schools.

Liverpool Telescope captures the earliest spectra of a Type Ia supernova

15th December 2011

Kepler Space Telescope discovers an Earth-like planet

9th December 2011

Image of the Month - November 2011

7th December 2011

Liverpool Telescope helps to discover new type of Gamma-ray burst

5th December 2011

The Night Sky in December 2011

1st December 2011

NASA's Curiosity Rover safely en route to Mars

26th November 2011

Liverpool Telescope offline for routine maintenance : 8th - 15th November

8th November 2011

Asteroid to pass within 325,000 km of Earth

6th November 2011

Image of the Month - October 2011

4th November 2011

The Night Sky in November 2011

1st November 2011

Liverpool Telescope captures a bright meteor fireball

20th October 2011

Competition to design a science experiment for space

11th October 2011

Image of the Month - September 2011

4th October 2011

ALMA millimetre telescope opens its eyes

3rd October 2011

The Night Sky in October 2011

1st October 2011

NSO launches new stellar spectroscopy activity

20th September 2011

NASA's GRAIL mission blasts off to study the Moon's interior

11th September 2011

Image of the Month - August 2011

7th September 2011

The Night Sky in September 2011

1st September 2011

Image of the Month - July 2011

6th August 2011

The Night Sky in August 2011

1st August 2011

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover completes 20 miles in 7 years

21st July 2011

Neptune - One orbit and counting

12th July 2011

Image of the Month - June 2011

11th July 2011

Launch of the last ever Space Shuttle mission

8th July 2011

NSO collaborates on award winning play

6th July 2011

The Night Sky in July 2011

1st July 2011

Most distant Quasar found with UK help

30th June 2011

Spacecraft creates detailed maps of Mercury's surface

20th June 2011

NASA's Dawn still on course to intercept the Vesta asteroid

16th June 2011

UK to witness a total lunar eclipse on the 15th June 2011

11th June 2011

Special offer from the Sky at Night Magazine

6th June 2011

Image of the Month - May 2011

2nd June 2011

The Night Sky in June 2011

1st June 2011

Crab Nebula seen to erupt in a super-flare

12th May 2011

Image of the Month - April 2011

5th May 2011

The Night Sky in May 2011

1st May 2011

Recent solar flare caused by rotating sunspots

21st April 2011

Two dying stars to be reborn as one

8th April 2011

Image of the Month - March 2011

5th April 2011

The Night Sky in April 2011

1st April 2011

NSO users can now undertake 3-colour observations

3rd March 2011

Image of the Month - February 2011

2nd March 2011

The Night Sky in March 2011

1st March 2011

Keck Telescope spots black holes close to merging

22nd February 2011

Poor weather has prevented NSO observations for the past 3 weeks

11th February 2011

Image of the Month - January 2011

8th February 2011

Nasa's Kepler telescope has now found over a thousand Exoplanets

3rd February 2011

The Night Sky in February 2011

1st February 2011

New galaxy is the furthest visible object in the Universe

26th January 2011

Image of the Month - December 2010

14th January 2011

The Night Sky in January 2011

2nd January 2011


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