• Fun Facts About The Geminids Meteor Shower
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    Fun Facts About The Geminids Meteor Shower

    In December stargazers everywhere are treated to the year’s grand finale meteor shower known as the Geminids. This two week spectacle begins around the 7th and is more prolific than even the famous Perseids and [...]
  • Mars Map and Regions
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    10 Interesting Surface Features on Mars

    Mars has been in the human consciousness since pre-historic times, and can easily be seen as noticeably red with the naked eye as a result of iron oxides in its surface material. At its closest [...]
  • The Moon
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    Top 10 Features on the Moon for Stargazers

    Although some stargazers may consider the Moon to be a nuisance that spoils their night-time viewing, the truth of the matter is that the Earth’s only natural satellite has enough features to offer a lifetime [...]
  • Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Moon
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    Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Moon

    The Moon has been Earth’s constant companion for most of its history, even though the mechanism of its formation is still the subject of some debate in astronomical circles. However, the Moon is one of [...]
  • 10 Interesting Nikola Tesla Facts And Quotes
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    10 Interesting Nikola Tesla Facts And Quotes

    1: Man Who Invented the 20th Century Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a renowned scientist who designed the world’s first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls, which in the 1890s successfully distributed and illuminated distant homes [...]
  • 10 Black Hole Quotes
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    10 Black Hole Quotes

    John Michell (1724–1793): “If the semi-diameter of a sphere of the same density as the Sun were to exceed that of the Sun in the proportion of 500 to 1, a body falling from an [...]
  • Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes
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    Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes

    In ancient cultures people noticed that astronomical events in the heavens seemed to impact life on Earth, such as stars and constellations appearing in the night sky at certain times of the year marking the [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Black Holes
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    10 Interesting Facts About Black Holes

    1: A Massive Star Collapsing In Upon Itself A black hole is formed when a large star starts running out of fuel and begins to collapse under its own gravity. Such a star may become [...]
  • Top 10 Desktop Apps For Stargazing
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    Top 10 Desktop Apps For Stargazing

    While computers and specialized software are not strictly required for stargazing at the amateur level, there is no doubt that the stargazing hobby can be greatly enhanced with the use of computers and user-friendly software. [...]
  • Interesting Facts About Orion
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    Interesting Facts About Orion

    Winter Is Coming Orion can be seen by observers located between +85° and -75° of latitude, with the constellation’s appearance at night signalling that winter is coming. That is at least true from mid-northern latitudes [...]

Stargazing

  • Night Sky April 2017
    As the winter constellations gradually start disappearing off the western horizon, their spring counterparts have started rising to prominence in the night sky. Three such constellations can easily be observed in the northern sky during the mid-evening hours by locating the [...]