The stars in December as seen from Wellington New Zealand from an astrophotographer’s point of view.
The evening sky is mostly devoid of visible planetary landscapes, with the exception of Mars and Jupiter late in the morning and Uranus and Neptune throughout most of the night (which you will need a telescope to see).
The canoe of Tama Rereti sets sail in November from Aotearoa signaling to Māori navigators that it was time to start planning their journeys back to Rarohenga. Rarohenga means the domain, the rohe, beyond the Sun, Ra. Māori call that the places they cannot see beyond the curvature of Earth.
I was watching youtubes of Saturn V and Space Shuttle launches the other day and was wondering how they manage to get all of the rocket engines firing at the same time so the rockets don’t fall over.
Everyone knows about water on Mars, but very few people could brag like I can that they have discovered Hot Chocolate on Mars!
A great reason to look up at the night sky is that you might see a supernova like the the one that Albert Jones spotted in 1987.
With the US President’s recent signing of the new US space policy it timely to catch up on how NASA is progressing with the Space Launch System
There’s been a lot of discussion about Oumuamua, with some suggesting it could be a stricken alien ship.
A description of how big the Solar System is with everyday items.
Donald Trump signed a directive to refocus US space policy on returning to the Moon then to Mars and beyond.
Imagine how many Kiwis would be inspired to study sciences if a New Zealander went to the ISS.
The rocket launch scheduled from Earth for the rest of December, if all goes well.