Pollux and Castor
Stars

Star Facts: Castor

May 19, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Castor (Alpha Geminorum) is the “other” star that marks out the “heads” of the Heavenly Twins in the constellation Gemini, the other being Pollux (Beta Geminorum). Even though Castor is the least luminous of the […]

10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World
Astronomy History

10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World

May 14, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

From the western historical perspective, it is sometimes easy to focus on the astronomical works of early Greek astronomers too tightly, while overlooking the worthy contributions made by earlier philosophers from other cultures that have […]

Acrux
Stars

Star Facts: Acrux

May 2, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Acrux (Alpha Crucis) is the brightest star in the constellation Crux, the 13th most luminous star in the entire night sky, and also the southernmost of all first magnitude stars. However, Acrux is actually a […]

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