I’ve just got back from Astrofest 2008 in London. It was nice to meet up with old friends and colleagues and see the huge array of new telescopes and astronomy equipment, books etc. that are on offer this year. It was also great to see David Levy there too, one of the eminent comet discoverers of our time and a great writer as well.
If you haven’t already seen it then why not watch the most recent episode of The Sky At Night on BBC iPlayer? (it’s available there for 3 more days). It includes an interview about Mercury and NASA’s Messenger mission with Dr. Dave Rothery who you will have seen writing about Mercury in our February issue.