This issue it was a coin toss for the spotlight object between The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules and Omega Centauri. Omega Centauri won as it is the largest by far of the Globular Clusters and it has the potential to be seen by more people in both hemispheres. It is visible in Southern Europe and the United States but is quite low in the southern skies at best. In Australia Omega Centauri rises high in the night skies during the summer months.
Mike was raised on a diet of Star Trek, Dr Who and Lost in Space, and graduated to the works of Isaac Asimov shortly after learning to read. He was glued to his old black and white TV during the 1960s for the Apollo missions watching history unfold from 6,000 miles away.
Space journalism for him started back in 2007 when he covered a Delta II GPS launch for www.PocketGPSWorld.com. Since that time he has been a frequent visitor to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Having always been interested in the stars his interest in Astronomy was rekindled with the stunning images produced by the Hubble Space Telescope.