Brent Jay Spiner an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. His role as Data in Star Trek: First Contact and of Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day, both in 1996, earned him a Saturn Award and Saturn Award nomination respectively. He has also enjoyed a career in the theatre and as a musician.
'Data' Dave from Leeds, West Yorkshire, England with (The real Data) Brent Spiner. At the event of the decade...Star Trek London 2012.
Sadly we say goodbye to eccentric astronomer and TV presenter Sir Patrick Moore, who’s BBC programme The Sky at Night began in 1957 and is still on the air in 2013.
Patrick was loved by millions and imitated by many comedians sporting his famous monocle.
Sir Patrick will also be remembered for mapping the moon. His lunar charts were used by the Apollo 11 crew who landed on the moon in 1969.
On the bridge
Sir Patrick Moore CBE 1923-2012
A naked-eye comet, bright enough to be seen in daylight hours, is expected to light up our skies in late 2013. Comet Ison, brighter than the full moon, should be visible from early November 2013 until mid January 2014.
Ison should be brightest in Dec 2013.
Comets are highly unpredictable and Ison may not be as bright an object as astronomers are predicting...let’s wait and hope that it will be the ‘Comet of the Century’.
Comet Ison 2013