Mat Irvine's smallspace Home Pages
Some NEWS is now added directly here, which will link through to other pages, either on this website or external 'sites. Some is also duplicated on the MENU to your left
Click on any image, or highlighted text, for more details
General events won't usually appear directly here - but these two are genuinely unique - two rare 'solar' events within a couple of weeks or so :
[note : currently these pair of images don't link anywhere else]
The annular Solar eclipse as seen over northern Arizona, 20th May 2012 (21st UT)
[More images of the eclipse and the general viewing site may be added later]
The final stages of the 2012 Transit of Venus as seen from the UK, 6th June 2012. Venus is just visible at a dot approching the Sun's limb around 1.o'clock. In the UK, this was about as good at it got!
BOOKS - recent ones are and
SHOWS - a new model show has been added under the HaMeX banner. This centres around space, science fiction and fantasy modelling - and is named after this 'site - so smallspace
It is was held on 1st July 2012 and seems to have been a resounding sucess
Check the HaMeX link below for more details
EXHIBITIONS - A new page on
The whole MODEL SERVICES page is also modified and updated
CONVENTIONS - From Imagination To Reality was held on Saturday 15th September 2012.
The above link will soon take you to a new page of images from that day.
Click the BIS logo above, to take you to the Society's home page
The Technical Stuff
This website was created in April 1997. Up until recently it has remained very much in the way it was created way back then, and reached, in perhaps not too logical numbering, Version 13.0.1.
Now we have Version 14, using (slightly) more modern web-building techniques, though in the main I have still tried to keep it simple, so that it will download reasonably fast and not clog up increasingly overburdened broadband systems and, heavens, some may still be on dial-up!
The MENU - to the left - opens pages in new windows, as do links on this main contents page, so either use the back-button on your browser, or click the 'HOME' link image at the bottom of each page, to return here.
Note also that where there is a background image - as here - the text will - should - scroll up over it, making the reading of the text easier. If it doesn't scroll, you are using a very old browser!
[However it has been realised that if you view this on a small screen - say a notebook - you may only get 'sky', and the skies of Arizona, as here, are clear and solid blue, so it appears there is no background image!]
14.2.10 update : September 2012
All text and photographs, unless otherwise stated,
copyright 2012 - MAT IRVINE
Background picture : Monument Valley, AZ
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