See the International Space Station

Regular readers to this blog will know that it is possible to see the International Space Station (ISS) from the ground. This can be a really cool thing to see and you can amaze your friends and neighbours by predicting its appearance to within a few seconds.

Unfortunately, during the recent visit of the space shuttle Atlantis, its orbit meant that in the UK we were unable to see it during the evening (although day time passes can produce spectacular sights too). However, over the next few weeks, people in the UK will be able to get prime-time viewing opportunities. According to, we should start to see some visible passes from 20th October. The ISS should appear brighter and higher from 24th October with better viewing the further south you are. If you have never seen the ISS before you should check it out. Find out when and where to look by selecting your location in

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Monday 16th Oct 2006 (11:20 BST) | Permalink
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