Look! Up in the sky!
November 17, 2004 10:17 AM   Subscribe

The ESA tells you how to see the International Space Station. Enter your location, and they'll give you times, tell you which direction to look, and provide a star map. And after you've seen it (and taken a picture of it), you can log it as a geocache find.
posted by Vidiot (7 comments total)
Heavens Above will also guide you to ISS viewing (& other artificial satellites).
posted by Zurishaddai at 10:51 AM on November 17, 2004

Very cool. I'll watch for it at 5:58 tonight. Thanks, Vidiot.
posted by soyjoy at 11:01 AM on November 17, 2004

Seeing the ISS is very very awesome. Feels spiritual.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 11:20 AM on November 17, 2004

By the way, I assume UFO sightings have rocketed since the ISS was constructed, right?
posted by Pretty_Generic at 11:21 AM on November 17, 2004

Unfortunately, there are no actual pictures on that website of what you might expect to see, so I did a little Googling and found these shots of the ISS taken from Earth with a 10" reflector.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:38 PM on November 17, 2004

Cloudy. Dang.

But I will NOT be deterred!
posted by soyjoy at 6:45 PM on November 17, 2004

If you go to the geocaching page linked above, there are links to pictures. Here are three.

Looks like we can expect to see a fast-moving bright star with the naked eye.
posted by Vidiot at 9:48 PM on November 17, 2004

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