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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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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.

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Mapping the night sky

Mapping the Night Sky

Mapping of the night sky rests on some common features that enable the basis of a coordinate system. These include the Celestial Sphere, the Ecliptic and the Equinoxes.

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SkySafari 7 Pro

A Review of SkySafari 7 Pro

The app we use to navigate around the night sky is SkySafari 7 Pro. Developed by Simulation Curriculum Corp, this app is a great way to learn about stars, planets and deep sky objects.

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SpinLaunch to disrupt space access

We wrote this post back in 2019 and thought it was a good idea to update given SpinLaunch has begun testing their concept at Spaceport America. In May 2019 the potentially disruptive company, SpinLaunch broke ground on its new facility in New Mexico at Spaceport America. They aim to compete in the launch market by

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Know the Moon – Apollo 11

On the 20 July 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the surface of the Moon. In 2019 the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter imaged the area and snapped what remains of the lunar lander. In this video we get a close look at the LRO image.

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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.

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