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Climate group reveals priorities

Climate group reveals priorities

Climate group reveals priorities

31 August 2020

A new climate action group has come up with a list of priorities for Stamford, helped by a survey.


Shooting stars to light up the night sky with 150 meteors every hour

Shooting stars to light up the night sky with 150 meteors every hour

Shooting stars to light up the night sky with 150 meteors every hour

11 August 2020

A display of celestial fireworks is expected to peak before dawn on Thursday as the Earth passes through a cloud of cometary dust,


Reader's pictures: Full Moon

Reader's pictures: Full Moon

Reader's pictures: Full Moon

08 July 2020

With heavy clouds covering the sky, Jason Richardson thought the moon would be a no show.


Strawberry Moon lives up to its name

Strawberry Moon lives up to its name

Strawberry Moon lives up to its name

09 June 2020

Saturday night's 'Strawberry Moon' lived up to its name in this stunning photograph.


SpaceX Falcon 9 blasting off again this weekend - this is when to see it

SpaceX Falcon 9 blasting off again this weekend - this is when to see it

SpaceX Falcon 9 blasting off again this weekend - this is when to see it

29 May 2020

Due to dangerous weather conditions, SpaceX Falcon 9 has been rescheduled to blast off this weekend and may be visible over the UK.


This is when to see SpaceX Falcon 9 pass over the UK minutes after historic launch

This is when to see SpaceX Falcon 9 pass over the UK minutes after historic launch

This is when to see SpaceX Falcon 9 pass over the UK minutes after historic launch

27 May 2020

History will be made when SpaceX Falcon 9 is launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, this is how to watch.


Coronavirus myths dispelled on new website

Coronavirus myths dispelled on new website

Coronavirus myths dispelled on new website

11 May 2020

An ex-Oakham School pupil has teamed with scientists and engineers to explain the facts behind some of the statements relating to coronavirus.


Don't miss the Flower Moon

Don't miss the Flower Moon

Don't miss the Flower Moon

07 May 2020

Tonight's full moon (May 7) is known as the 'Flower Moon' and it will also be a 'super moon'.


Giant asteroid set to race past earth

Giant asteroid set to race past earth

Giant asteroid set to race past earth

27 April 2020

A two-mile-long asteroid classified by astronomers as "potentially hazardous" is set to become the largest to pass earth this year.


Meteor shower or Elon Musk's new project?

Meteor shower or Elon Musk's new project?

Meteor shower or Elon Musk's new project?

21 April 2020

There will be no shortage of strange lights in the sky over the next few days, from the Lyrid meteor shower to the new Space X project.


SpaceX satellites amaze UK stargazers with train of lights display

SpaceX satellites amaze UK stargazers with train of lights display

SpaceX satellites amaze UK stargazers with train of lights display

20 April 2020

The Starlink satellites are part of a growing network which will be used to beam internet down to earth.


Did you see lights in the night sky?

Did you see lights in the night sky?

Did you see lights in the night sky?

20 April 2020

Several people report seeing strange lights in the sky last night.


This is when to see a pink supermoon over Stamford and Rutland this week

This is when to see a pink supermoon over Stamford and Rutland this week

This is when to see a pink supermoon over Stamford and Rutland this week

06 April 2020

While the last supermoon was obscured by cloud, this week presents a fantastic opportunity to see one.


This is when to see massive comet visible in night sky

This is when to see massive comet visible in night sky

This is when to see massive comet visible in night sky

02 April 2020

A bright comet which is about half the size of the sun, will be visible in the night sky this month.


This is when to see the International Space Station every night this week over Stamford

This is when to see the International Space Station every night this week over Stamford

This is when to see the International Space Station every night this week over Stamford

31 March 2020

The ISS will be passing over this week and is expected to be very bright


Reader photos: the wolf moon

Reader photos: the wolf moon

Reader photos: the wolf moon

12 January 2020

Wonderful photos of the first full moon of the year were taken and sent in by Mercury reader Jason Richardson.


Professor Winston enthrals pupils

Professor Winston enthrals pupils

Professor Winston enthrals pupils

12 October 2019

A pre-eminent scientist and popular BBC presenter captivated pupils with talks about science and the human body.


The moon will look strange tonight - here's a guide to why

The moon will look strange tonight - here's a guide to why

The moon will look strange tonight - here's a guide to why

16 July 2019

A partial lunar eclipse should be visible from Stamford and the surrounding areas from around 9pm - especially where light pollution is low.


Lincolnshire and Rutland receives warnings of thunderstorms from Met Office

Lincolnshire and Rutland receives warnings of thunderstorms from Met Office

Lincolnshire and Rutland receives warnings of thunderstorms from Met Office

11 July 2019

"Some disruption to power and transport possible"


Wet wipes ‘fat berg monster’ removed from Stamford drains

Wet wipes ‘fat berg monster’ removed from Stamford drains

Wet wipes ‘fat berg monster’ removed from Stamford drains

19 February 2019

Anglian Water says such 'fatbergs' can be avoided


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