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The Difficulties in Observing the Transit of Venus in 1761 and 1769
Observing the transit of Venus was no easy task, it required careful observations and measurement. 250 years ago expeditions went out across the world to measure this amazing and rare event in order to help us understand the size of the known universe.
Complete instructions for making a star party
Party Time – Astronomy Style!
So you want to invite some friends over and you need a theme for your party. Why not make it as big as the universe, and take your guests on a view of the cosmos? It’s fun, it’s easy, and you don’t need a degree in the finer points of astrophysics (although that could be a hoot as well). The goal is for everyone to have a good time and not necessarily to earn three college credits in astronomy when the night is done. So let’s get started.
The People’s Favourite
Weird Objects in The Night Sky
Highlights from the last few days about space and what’s coming up
NASA’s Exploration Mission 1 (EM1) and Who Might Launch it.
How to find…
How To Find Matariki in 2020
How to find the sombrero galaxy
The Night Sky
The 8th of April 2020 Supermoon, or the more common name, Perigee Syzygy of the Sun, Earth and Moon system.
Newsletter – coming up
This is what we wish to communicate.
Studying space gives us awareness of how unique and fragile life on our planet is. Right now we start to awaken to the idea that we are hopelessly floating on an orb suspended in the blackness of space. Many people think we can’t do much about it because they don’t know what’s possible. By learning about us we learn about the Universe and rather than hopelessly wait for the next asteroid to hit or climate change to occur, we can do something about it.
That’s what we wish to communicate.
We want to let people know that every single one of us can make a difference. If we can you can too.