Globular Clusters are a fascinating objects to view and can be easily seen with binoculars, they are groups of ancient stars huddled together and orbiting the central bulge of our galaxy.
2018 is shaping up to be a hot year when it comes to the launch systems to be developed to get humans to Mars.
There are a range of space telescopes orbiting at the moment in and around the visible light spectrum. This article gives a quick look at some of them.
So you got your binoculars for Christmas, now what? If you live in the Southern Hemisphere then much awaits you. Same in the North, just I didn’t write about it here.
Oumuamua is still exciting people as to the possibilities of what it might be. Fortunately scientists have been looking at the collected data and have yet to identify it as an alien spaceship – only just an interstellar asteroid.
You don’t need expensive equipment to do astrophotography. A smartphone and a telescope is all you need to get some great shots that will impress your friends and family.
We have to leave our secure little rock and spread our species around the universe if we want to survive.
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.
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.
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.
The stars in December as seen from Wellington New Zealand, an astrophotographer’s point of view.
Sunsets are awesome and taking the time to appreciate a good sunset seems to evaporate the stresses of the day and transports you to the surreal space between night and day. It’s little wonder that […]
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).