perseids: apparently a dud

According to NASA, this year’s Perseid Meteor Shower is going to suck, because the moon is too bright. So annoying! For once I had remembered that early August was the best time to see it, only to be thwarted.


The wacky kids at the University of Manchester present the Jodcast, a podcast from Jodrell Bank Observatory. Stars! Space! Stuff! In case you've been living under a rock, the Astronomy Picture of the Day is still one of the coolest things ever.  Am still bitter about Pluto.