While clearing out the kitchen today for the upcoming renovation, I grabbed a newspaper clipping I'd had taped up above my Powerbook for ages, and thought to share it.
Heavens Above is a site that tells you when orbiting things that are visible from terra firma will be visible at your particular location. You can register, and it stores your settings, or log in anonymously.
Apparently, you can see the International Space Station on occasion, but one of the most dazzling displays are the flares of the Iridium satellites-- an initially failed satellite mobile phone service from the nineties that was bought in bankruptcy, revived, and is again in service.
But if you can't wait for the next passing bright satellite to pass by in the night, here's another brilliant star seen frequently at night, Lou Reed, with Satellite of Love.