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November 4 2018 Astronomy Newsletter

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018
2018 was the 10th anniversary of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards. The Royal Observatory Greenwich first hosted them in 2009. But this year the event was in the National Maritime Museum, and the 2018 images - plus some great past winners - are on exhibition in a brand new gallery.

*From the Planetary Society*
The?Bruce Murray Space Image Library?is a unique collection ? recent and past photos and videos from the world?s space agencies, artwork, diagrams, and amateur-processed space images.?Bruce Murray, Planetary Society cofounder and emeritus director of NASA?s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, insisted that planetary missions take photos for the public as well as for scientists. Bruce literally helped change our picture of the solar system.

*Taurid Meteor Shower*
Thousands of years ago a comet broke up. A remnant of it still visits Earth, adding to the debris stream fuelling the annual Taurid meteor shower. The shower peaks near Halloween and may produce brilliant meteors ? its nickname is 'Halloween Fireballs'. But is there something deadly in the debris?

NOTE from EarthSky: In the Northern Hemisphere, the North Taurid meteor shower peaks Nov. 11-12 [2018]. However, viewers in both hemispheres can still see meteors through late November, according to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke.

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