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Channel Coast Observatory ~ As I write, the UK is in the grip of one of the stormiest winters ever, with no let-up in sight yet and eager journalists seeking fresh superlatives almost every day. As a small island, the sea has always mattered to Britain, hence this site helps to monitor the shifting tides and weather of the English Channel that separates us from mainland Europe.
Chicxulub Crater ~ When considering the damage an asteroid might cause if one were to hit the Earth remember this, linked by many with the extinction event that killed off the dinosaurs. The Chicxulub crater has a diameter of more than 180 km, suggesting an impacting bolide roughly 10 km across, but with an explosive power of 100 million megatons.
Church of the SubGenius ~ This article gives a more coherent background to the Church, than their own chaotic website. J. R. “Bob” Dobbs, a drilling equipment salesman, was contacted in 1953 by JHVH-1 (Jehovah 1) an evil space god, on a television set Dobbs built himself. Much may remind you of another strictly for-profit organisation, that is linked at the bottom of the page.
City Distance Tool ~ An uninspiring name for a very useful feature, for those who travel, talk to people in other parts of the world, or wonder generally about their planet. Distances are calculated as the crow flies and there is a big database of places to select. Be warned, you might find issues with some locations under Internet Explorer 7…
Clangers ~ Oliver Postgate died on December 8, 2008 leaving behind a legacy of animated characters who’ll need little introduction to those in Britain of a certain age. This is an episode of the Clangers from 1969 and while I suppose more astronomy than astrology, if you have never seen these guys before be ready, it’s all rather bizarre.
ClickSmilies.Com ~ This site is neither astrological nor astronomical in its primary orientation. It is quite simply the most fantastic collection of smilies, with one for every emotion and with many more besides. These used to be so popular on the old Astrologywizard.com Forum that a recommendation is only fair. Splendid, if you like or need that sort of thing!
Computus ~ Computus, or computation in Latin, is the name given to the calculations behind the date of Easter Day. Nominally, this is the first Sunday to follow the first full moon, that occurs on or after the March equinox. So far, so straightforward, you may imagine. Only in practice this refers to an ecclesiastical full moon, that might differ from the actual one by up to two days.
Crank Dot Net ~ Not updated for some while it seems at the time of writing, this site highlights the apparently crazy and bizarre across a whole range of subjects and drawn from all over the Internet. This is the astrology section and there are some interesting recommendations, it’s intriguing who gets a mention and who doesn’t anyhow…
Current Position of the ISS ~ Where is the International Space Station (ISS) right now? Just click on the link and this site keeps you instantaneously updated, interfacing with Google Maps to reveal exactly where on Earth the ISS is currently travelling over, along with details of its speed and altitude, plus what the crew can see from their windows this very moment.
Dawn Gets Her Man ~ Or tries to anyhow, although you might be surprised by what happened in real life. Regardless, this is the marvellous Dawn Porter, with some additional input later from yours truly in an astrological context. Truth is, it was all great fun. You can watch or download this BBC TV show only for a limited time, or may strike it lucky with the wonders of YouTube…
deviantART: the-zodiac-club ~ Famed as a network through which artists of many persuasions can display, share, talk about and even sell their work, deviantART also hosts a special interest club for those working in some way with a zodiac theme. I’m sure they could always use some more support, so why not get over there now?
Directory of Cities and Towns ~ An enthralling site, once you get used to the navigation and the odd glitch, such as everywhere in the UK being listed as a part of Aberdeen. It is worth it though, because here are the locations other databases miss, with longitude and latitude, elevation, detailed satellite imagery, cloud cover and the current weather conditions…
Discordianism ~ In 2005, a dwarf planet was discovered that looked about the size of Pluto, leading to a huge shake-up of science’s take on our solar system. Named Eris after the ancient Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord there are people who not only relished the upheaval that followed, but who have developed a belief system around these classical references…
Dynamic Periodic Table ~ The only tenuous connection of this website to astrology, is the traditional association of each zodiac sign with certain metals in particular. But this tabular arrangement of the chemical elements has always fascinated me, while this interactive offering from Michael Dayah must be hard to beat. If only the instructions were a little clearer for the novice…
Earthpages ~ Actively maintained by Michael Clark, who has qualifications like most of us have cups of coffee, Earthpages is a growing link resource for the concerns of this New Age from spirituality to the environment, astrology to the art of drinking. Great design and use of Flash too, at the moment this site seems to be in a state of some transition…