Simon Parkin broadcasts live from the New Forest Observatory for Meridian News & Weather

Friday February 15th was a very eventful day for astronomers world-wide.  Simon Parkin had already arranged to broadcast the weather live from the New Forest Observatory that evening due to the near miss asteroid DA14 that was due in our skies that evening.  What nobody had expected was the huge Russian no-near-miss-at-all asteroid that crash landed that morning.  Typical, you wait for over a Century and then two come along on the same day.  Anyway, here is some YouTube footage of the broadcast from the NFO.  Yes I did get West mixed up for East (the asteroid came up from low in the East) – I put this down to my two years in New Zealand where up is down and left is right and it has absolutely nothing to do with my age 🙂  Video footage is Copyright Meridian News & Weather.

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