This short video will help you find the Tarantula Nebula.
This video shows how to find the open cluster, M41, in Canis Major. Visible to both Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
We’ve been really enjoying observing 47 Tucanae lately, so here’s a short video to help you find this wonderful globular cluster.
The short video will show how o find the globular cluster NGC 4833
This is a short video on how to find Omega Centauri.
Here’s a video to show how to find Eta Carinae Nebula.
There are a lot of stars in the night sky, billions and billions of them. We can see about 4000 to 6000 in a clear night depending on how dark the sky is and also […]
This is the next iteration in showing how astrophotography can be for everyone. This time we demonstrate what we photographed with an iPhone.
Milky-Way.kiwi did some public outreach in the weekend with some sidewalk astronomy to show people the Sun through our solar telescope.
If you’re going to take the plunge and buy a telescope then think carefully and weigh up all of the options and seek plenty of advice. This article covers some of the things I learned when I got my first reasonable telescope.
There is real science that you can contribute to right now, just with a smart phone or computer and your brain. You don’t need a PHD in astrophysics or cosmology or anything else, just some pattern recognition skills and a desire to contribute to a better understanding of the universe.
Have you ever been asked how far can you see in a telescope? This article helps answer that question and also covers how far you can see with the naked eye and a pair of binoculars.
Six questions that drive us nuts because we are asked these constantly. So here’s our different takes on the possible answers.
Milky-Way.kiwi just purchased a pair of Celestron 15x70mm Binoculars and this is the first of a series of articles on how we put them to good use!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Sunlight lit up the hotel room as Gary pulled back the curtains and exclaimed, “Look at those clouds.” I laughed. Today is the one day where nobody cares about the weather. I wouldn’t mind going through a whole day without watching a weather report.
What’s the world like after a total solar eclipse? Pretty much like it was before. Even just 24 hours later, Michael said that it felt like the Moons encounter with the Sun was a week ago. Ginger got home to California and started to feel an emotional low. “It was so incredible, and now it’s hard to process everything.”
I asked Michael what he thought of his first total solar eclipse experience. I ran a planetarium for 35 years, so he put it in that perspective for me. “It was like a natural laser light show.” he began. “I barely looked through the telescope. You have to immerse yourself in everything around you; the dark sky and the 360° sunset. It made me feel truly small in this vast universe.”