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Matariki in mid-July

This video shows the position of Matariki relative to the Sun in mid-July. The video shows the night sky in the east throughout the whole night finishing with the sunrise.

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A Case of Cometosis

Every so often I get this affliction I’ve had several times in my life, and hope to have several more times in the future. It’s called “cometosis”.

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Launching the Dark Sky Project

During the nationwide observance of Matariki, on a mild winter morning in Takapō (Tekapo), the Dark Sky Project was launched. The Dark Sky Project, formally Earth and Sky, took the next big step forward in astro-tourism by opening a new lake-front center with a new diner, a new indoor astronomy experience, the Dark Sky Experience

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Why bother with space · 2020 August Star Safari Instructions to read before looking up – August night sky Learn what is August and what we do with it, Find out what’s the Sun up to, Find out what’s in the Milky Way, Find out what Orion and Scorpius are up to Find out what

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Where are the satellites?

Where are the satellites? We hear a lot about GPS, Hubble, the ISS and a load of other satellites, but not often where they are or much about how they got there, or how they stay there.

Our Very Own Super Massive Black Hole – SMBH

We are understanding a little more about the Super Massive Black Hole at the centre of our galaxy and observations are also revealing that Einstein was right about his theory of general relativity.

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