• The Zodiac
    Astronomy Lists

    Interesting Facts About The Constellation Aquarius

    A Zodiacal Constellation Aquarius means ‘water-bearer’ in Latin and it is a zodiacal constellation, meaning the Sun, Moon and planets regularly pass within its boundaries. From the Earth’s perspective, the Sun passes in front of [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Brown Dwarf Stars
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    10 Interesting Facts about Brown Dwarf Stars

    As a general rule, brown dwarf stars can be described as sub-stellar objects that range from between 13 and 90 Jupiter-masses. Consequently, brown dwarfs are considered a missing link between gas giant planets and small [...]
  • Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
    Astronomy Lists

    15 Interesting Andromeda Galaxy Facts

    Part of Local Group If it were possible to travel anywhere in the galaxy, the next step would be to visit our 54 or so neighbouring minor galaxies, most of them dwarfs, that surround the [...]
  • Mayan Calendar
    Astronomy History

    10 Interesting Facts About The Calendar

    1: Ancients Used Phases of Moon to Measure Time Ancient people used to measure time by charting the phases of the moon from new to full, which is the likely origin of the word month, [...]
  • Top Deep-Sky Objects in Ursa Major
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    Top Deep-Sky Objects in Ursa Major

    The constellation Ursa Major is not only the third biggest of all the 88 recognized constellations, taking up an area of 1279.66 square degrees, or 3.10% of the night sky, but it is also one [...]
  • Top 10 Premium Smartphone Apps For Stargazing
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    Top 10 Premium Smartphone Apps For Stargazing

    Looking to upgrade to a premium astronomy app that offers more features than the average free stargazing app does? Then you have come to the right place. At Astronomy Trek we have compiled a list [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about the Kuiper Belt
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    10 Interesting Facts about the Kuiper Belt

    Also known as the Edgeworth–Kuiper belt, this structure extends from just beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune to a distance of roughly 50-55 astronomical units from the Sun. Composed primarily of small icy bodies [...]

Stargazing

  • Summer Equinox
    This year, the Summer Equinox occurs at 13:30 (UTC) on the 22nd of September. At this time, the Sun will be directly overhead at the equator, and the hours of light and darkness will be [...]