Hello Spaceboy

floating in a tin can

David Bowie’s Glastonbury 2000 performance was recently broadcast in it’s entirety for the first time on the BBC.

One of the songs included in his set was a lesser known song but one that neatly reprises one of his earliest hits, space oddity.

The song in question was “hello spaceboy” and it is an appropriate song for when stargazing here at la Ménantelière.

We are fortunate to have no light pollution and on a clear night the sky above is a wonder to behold.

Apart from the planets, stars and meteorites we see space hardware in the form of satellites traversing the night sky, tracing a steady constant path from one horizon to the other.

The real standout event when surveying the heavens is when the ISS passes overhead. It is closer to us than we are to Paris but seems to be a world away.

We will next be looking at the International Space Station 10 Jul at 5:01 AM! – Generated with the ISS Spotter App, why not download it to see when it is passing over you.

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