EAT08 – Birr Castle and the Leviathan Telescope

In episode EAT08 of KPO’s European Astronomy Tour, we’ll be visiting the famous Birr Castle and William Parson’s amazing 72 inch Leviathan telescope. This site is an important piece of astronomy history. Birr Castle in central Ireland is the present day home of the 7th Earl of Rosse. The 3rd Earl was William Parsons, an English-Irish Read More …

EAT07 – The Royal Edinburgh Observatory

In episode EAT07 of KPO’s European Astronomy Tour, we’ll be visiting the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, here on Blackford Hill in the old city of Edinburgh, Scotland. This observatory was built and established in April 1896, when two telescopes were moved from other locations and installed in the new observatory. The first was a 15-inch refractor, placed Read More …

EAT03 – Scandinavian Nights and the Aurora Borealis

In episode EAT03 of KPO’s European Astronomy Tour, we’re visiting Sweden, the home of the Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights. This amazing phenomenon has been transfixing the snow dwellers of the northern latitudes for all time. We’ll learn a great deal about this amazing phenomenon in this episode. So what actually causes the Read More …