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Duncan Lunan writes for The Orkney News

 

Duncan writes regularly for The Orkney News.

You can find all his articles by going to  The Orkney News website at:  https://theorkneynews.scot

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Orkney News Beginners’ Astronomy, Space Notes, The Sky Above You, Space Notes

and book reviews, in reverse order

 

by Duncan Lunan

 

 

‘Space Notes – Mid-May 2024’, 19th May 2024.

 

‘How Long for Hubble?’, 12th May 2024.

 

‘Space Notes, May’, 5th May 2024.

 

The Sky Above You, May 2024.

 

 

‘Burning the Sky’, 28th April 2024.

 

Reply to Orkney News, ‘Earth Evanescent for # Earth Day’, 22nd April, 2024.

 

Review, Ian McDonald, “Empress of the Sun”, 21st April 2024.

 

‘The Glory in Space’, 14th April 2024.

 

‘Space Notes 41 - April 2024’, 7th April 2024.

 

The Sky Above You, April 2024.

 

 

Review, Gareth L. Powell, “Embers of War”, Orkney News, 31st March 2024.

 

Review, Michael Cobley, “Ancestral Machines”, 24th March 2024.

 

‘When Shuttles Crash’, 17th March 2024.

 

Review, William S. Dietz “Into the Guns”, 10th March 2024.

 

‘Space Notes 39, March 2024’, 3rd March 2024.

 

The Sky Above You, 2nd March 2024.

 

 

Review, Jules Verne, “The Sphinx of the Ice Realm”, 25th February 2024.

 

Review, E.E. Hale, “The Brick Moon”, 18th February 2024.

 

‘Axiom Attic and Orbital Reef’, 11th February 2024.

 

‘Space Notes 37 – February 2024’, 4th February 2024.

 

The Sky Above You, February 2024.

 

 

Review, Gary Gibson, “Echogenesis”, 28th January 2024.

 

‘Green Green It’s Green They Say’, 21st January 2024.

 

‘Update on Spaceflight’, 14th January 2024.

 

‘Outer Planet Updates’, 7th January 2024.

 

The Sky Above You, January 2024.

 

 

‘Humour in Science’, 31st December 2023.

 

‘’Oumuamua Part 2’, 24th December 2023.

 

‘’Oumuamua Part 1’, 17th December 2023.

 

‘Prestwick Spaceport Past, and Future’, 10th December 2023.

 

‘Rocket Aircraft Part 2: Wings into Space’, 3rd December 2023.

 

The Sky Above You, December 2023.

 

 

‘Rocket Aircraft, Part 1’, 26th November 2023.

 

‘Launcher Development’, November 19th, 2023.

 

“Launch Vehicle Costs’, November 12th, 2023.

 

‘Rockets, for November 5th’, November 5th, 2023.

 

The Sky Above You, November 2023.

 

 

‘Jeff Hawke, Part 4 – Not As We Know It’, Orkney News, October 29th, 2023.

 

‘Jeff Hawke, Part 3 – The Extraterrestrials’, October 22nd, 2023.

 

‘Jeff Hawke, Part 2 – First Citizen of the Space Age’, October 15th, 2023.

 

‘Jeff Hawke, Part 1 – Space Rider’, October 8th, 2023.

 

'Spacesuits, Part 2', October 1st, 2023

 

The Sky Above You, October 2023.

 

 

‘Spacesuits, Part 1’, September 24th, 2023

 

‘My SF, Part 2: Space, SF and Music’, 17th September, 2023.

 

‘Space Notes: My SF’, Orkney News, 10th September, 2023.

 

Review, Hugh Kolb, “Seven Stars, Ancient Astronomy and the English Public House”, 3rd September 2023.

 

The Sky Above You, September 2023.

 

 

‘Why I Don’t Play the Machines’, 27th August 2023.

 

‘Lost on the Moon’, 20th August 2023.

 

‘Unbuild Your Own Solar System’, Orkney News, 13th August 2023.

 

Review, Paul Beaver, “Winkle, The Extraordinary Life of Britain’s Greatest Pilot”, 6th August 2023.

 

The Sky Above You, August 2023.

 

‘The M.52 and the Douglas Skyrocket’, 30th July 2023.

 

‘Curiouser and Curiouser’, 23rd July 2023.

 

Shelfspace: David Gregory, July 16th, 2023.

 

Book review: Stephen Baxter, “The Thousand Earths”, July 9th, 2023.

 

Lunar Anomalies Part 2 – 1366 and All That, July 2nd, 2023.

 

The Sky Above You, July 2023.

 

 

Space Notes: More Lunar Anomalies, Part 1, June 25th, 2023.

 

Space Notes: The Ownership of the Moon, Part 2, June 18th, 2023.

 

Space Notes: The Ownership of the Moon, Part 1, June 11th, 2023.

 

Space Notes: The Lunar Farside, June 4th, 2023.

 

The Sky Above You, June 2023.

 

 

Space Notes: Observing the Moon, May 28th, 2023.

 

Book review, Ted Nield, “Incoming!, or Why We Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Meteorite”, May 21st, 2023.

 

Book Review: “The Astronomer and the Witch, Kepler’s Fight for His Mother”, May 14th, 2023.

 

Space Notes 10: The Earth from Space, May 7th, 2023.

 

The Sky Above You, May 2023.

 

 

Book Review: Michio Kaku, “The Future of Humanity”, April 30th , 2023.

 

Book Review: “The Women of the Moon, Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow and Courage”, April 23rd, 2023.

 

Space Notes: Spacecraft, by Jupiter, April 16th, 2023.

 

Space Notes: Capt. Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, R.N., April 9th, 2023.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Howlers that Weren’t, April 2nd, 2023.

 

The Sky Above You, April 2023.

 

 

Space Notes: Art, Poetry and Music, March 26th, 2023.

 

Space Notes: Scottish SF Writers, March 19th, 2023.

 

Space Notes: Scottish Space Writers, March 12th, 2023.

 

Space Notes: Solar System Exploration, March 5th, 2023.

 

The Sky Above You, March 2023.

 

 

Book review: Derek Künsken, “The House of Styx, A Venus Ascendant Novel”, February 26th, 2023.

 

Book review: Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds, “The Medusa Chronicles”, February 19th, 2022.

 

Space Notes: Balloons in Space, February 12th, 2023.

 

Space News: Rotorcraft in Space, February 5th, 2023.

 

The Sky Above You, February 2023.

 

 

Book review: Chris Lintott, “The Crowd and the Cosmos, Adventures in the Zooniverse”, January 29th 2023.

 

Book review: Angus McAllister, “The Cyber Puppets”, January 22nd 2023.

 

Book review: Kim Stanley Robinson, “Red Moon”, Angus McAllister, “Close Quarters”, January 15th 2023.

 

Book review: Stuart Clark, “The Book of Mars”, January 8th, 2023.

 

Book review: Florian Freistgetter, “A History of the Universe in 100 Stars”, January 1st 2023.

 

The Sky Above You, January 2023.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Star of Bethlehem, December 25th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Southern Sky, December 18th, 2022,

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Space Observatories, December 11th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Waverider, Part 2, Flight in Non-terrestrial Atmospheres, December 4th, 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, December 2022.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Waverider, Part 1, A Spacecraft in Waiting, November 27th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Project Starseed, November 20th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Space Stations, November 13th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Yes, We Really Did Land on the Moon, Part 3 – The Later Missions, November 6th, 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, November 2022.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Yes, We Really Did Land on the Moon, Part 2 – On the Moon Itself, October 30th, 2022.

 

Book review: Chris Hadfield, “The Apollo Murders”, October 25th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Yes, We Did Go to the Moon, October 23rd, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: A History of Spaceflight, October 16th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Howlers in Space, Part 3, October 9th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Howlers in Space, Part 2, October 2nd, 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, October 2022.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Howlers in Space, September 25th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Dark Sky, Part 2, September 18th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Campaign Song for Dark Skies, with notes, September 18th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Dark Sky, September 11th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Variable Stars, September 4th, 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, September 2022.

 

 

Book review: Stephen Baxter, “Galaxias”, August 30th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Autumn Stars, August 28th, 2022.

 

Eyewitness to History: Mercury Capsule, Glasgow Student Charities Week, 1964 – August 21st, 2022.

 

Eyewitness to History: Shuttle Trainer, Houston, 27th July 1986 - August 14th, 2022.

 

Eyewitness to History (3): Challenger Liftoff, STS-41G, October 1984 – August 7th , 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, August 2022.

 

 

Eyewitness to History (2): Discovery Landing, STS-41D, September 5th, 1984 – July 31st, 2022.

 

Eyewitness to History (1): Apollo through Binoculars, July 15th 1975 - July 24th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Archaeoastronomy from the Air, July 17th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Visitor at Uist, or, What I Did in the Summer Holidays, 1959 – July 10th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Sailplanes on Mars, July 5th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Visit to Orkney, July 3rd, 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, July 2022.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Green Children of Woolpit, Part 2, June 26th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Green Children of Woolpit, June 19th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Epsilon Boötis, Clyde Tombaugh, Black Knight and STS-88, June 12th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Epsilon Boötis Revisited, Part 2, June 5th, 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, June 2022.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Epsilon Boötis Revisited, May 29th, 2022.

 

Obituary, Alan C. Evans, 1941-2021 – May 22nd, 2022.

 

Obituary, Ed Buckley, 1940-2021 - May 15th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Fermi Paradox, Part 3, May 8th, 2022.

 

(Book review, DL “Children from the Sky”, by Bernie Bell, May 4th 2022.)

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Fermi Paradox, Part 2, May 1st, 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, May 2022.

 

 

Contribution to Bernie Bell, "‘I Think, Therefore I Am’ – René Descartes”, Orkney News, 29th April 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Fermi Paradox, Part, April 24th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, April 17th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Sighthill Observations, April 10th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Alexander Thom Star Dates, April 3rd, 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, April 2022.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Time by the Stars, March 27th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Beyond Cosmology, March 20th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Cosmology, March 13th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Galaxies, Part 2, March 6th, 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, March 2022.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Galaxies, Part 1, February 27th, 2022.

 

Comment: Reply to Bernie Bell, ‘The Nebra Disc’, (Orkney News Feb. 22nd 2020), 26th February, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Planets of Other Stars, February 20th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Milky Way, February 13th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Novae and Supernovae, February 6th, 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, February 2022.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Winter and Spring Stars (2), January 23rd, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Winter and Spring Stars, January 16th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Life on Other Worlds, January 9th, 2022.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Comets, Part 4, Comets and Spacecraft, January 2nd, 2022.

 

The Sky Above You, January 2022.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Cometary Impacts, December 26th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Comets, Part 2, December 19th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Comets, Part 1, December 12th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Kuiper Belt, December 5th, 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, December 2021.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Pluto, November 28th, 2021.

 

No publication, November 21st, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Uranus, Neptune and Their Moons, November 14th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Saturn and Its Moons, Part 2, November 7th, 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, November 2021.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Saturn and Its Moons, October 31st, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Saturn and Its Rings, October 24th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Asteroid Resources, October 17th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Asteroids and Impacts, October 10th , 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Asteroids, October 3rd, 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, October 2021.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Solstices, Equinoxes and Sighthill, Part 2, September 26th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: ‘Sighthill Stone Circle Reborn, Free Event September 15th – September 13th’, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Solstices, Equinoxes and Sighthill, Part 1, September 19th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: ‘Sighthill Stone Circle Reborn, Free Event September 15th’ – September 13th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Jupiter’s Moons, September 12th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Jupiter, September 5th, 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, September 2021.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Manned Mars Missions (2): August 29th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Manned Mars Missions (1), August 21st, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Mars (5), Life on Mars, August 15th 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Mars (4), Recent Missions, August 8th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Mars (3): The Moons of Mars, August 1st, 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, August 2021.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Mars, Part 2, Mars and Its Weather, July 25th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Mars, Part 1, July 18th, 2012.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Precession, July 11th, 2012.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: The Stones and the Stars, Building Scotland’s Newest Megalith, July 4th 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, July 2021.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Atmospheric Refraction, June 27th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Solstices and Sighthill, June 18th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Venus, June 13th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Mercury, June 6th, 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, June 2021.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Ancient Constellations, May 30th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: How to Find the Constellations, May 23rd, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Using a Small Telescope, May 16th , 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy (7): Choosing a Telescope, May 9th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy (6): Lunar Eclipses, May 2nd, 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, May 2021.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: Moonrock, April 25th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy (5): The Moon, April 18th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy (4): The Sun, April 11th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy (3): Co-ordinate Systems, April 4th, 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, April 2021.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy (2): Compass Points in the Sky, March 28th, 2021.

 

Beginners’ Astronomy (1): Amateur Involvement in Astronomy, March 21st, 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, March 2021.

 

 

The Sky Above You, February 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, January 2021.

 

The Sky Above You, December 2020.

 

The Sky Above You, November 2020.

 

The Sky Above You, October 2020.

 

 

Beginners’ Astronomy: UFOs and Aliens, September 24th, 2020.

 

The Sky Above You, September 2020.

 

 

The Sky Above You (extra): The Perseid Meteor Shower, August 13th 2020.

 

The Sky Above You: August 2020.

 

 

The Sky Above You, July 2020.

 

 

Celtic Cosmos: Space and Science Fiction, June 14th, 2020.

 

The Sky Above You, June 2020.

 

 

The Sky Above You, May 2020.

 

The Sky Above You, April 2020.

 

 

(Sighthill Stone Circle: An Update by Dr. Kenny Brophy, March 27th, 2020.)

 

The Sky Above You, March 2020.

 

 

The Sky Above You, February 2020.

 

The Sky Above You, January 2020.

 

The Sky Above You, December 2019.

 

The Sky Above You, November 2019.

 

The Sky Above You, October 2019.

 

The Sky Above You, September 2019.

 

 

The Sky Above You: Ancient Astronomy and the Sighthill Stone Circle, August 15th, 2019.

 

The Sky Above You, August 2019.

 

The Sky Above You: The Moon Landing, July 20th, 2019.

 

“From the Moon to the Stars”, July 9th, 2019.

 

“From the Moon to the Stars”, July 7th 2019.

 

The Sky Above You, July 2019.

 

 

The Sky Above You, June 2019.

 

The Sky Above You, May 2019.

 

The Sky Above You, April 2019.

 

The Sky Above You, March 2019.

 

The Sky Above You, February 2019.

 

The Sky Above You, January 2019.

 

The Sky Above You, December 2018.

 

The Sky Above You, November 2018.

 

The Sky Above You, October 2018.

 

The Sky Above You, September 2018.

 

The Sky Above You, August 2018.

 

The Sky Above You, July 2018.

 

The Sky Above You, June 2018.

 

The Sky Above You, May 2018.

 

The Sky Above You, April 2018.

 

The Sky Above You, March 2018.

 

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