Here’s a video to show how to find Eta Carinae Nebula.
The next week is going to be overshadowed by the Moon a bit so it’s the perfect opportunity to do some Moon observing. There’s also a good chance to spot some interesting globular clusters.
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 […]
Mars and Antarctica have a lot of similarities when it comes to the difficulties that both places have for human settlement. This article looks at how we occupied Antarctica and what we might learn from that when it comes to sending humans to Mars.
Lagrangian points can be considered gateways to the rest of the Solar System, and why not the gas stations of the future.
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 put something into space then you have to think about what happens to it in the future so that it doesn’t cause problems for anyone else, either in space or on Earth. A […]
In this article we consider what might happen to a Martian government in the event of a critical resupply not happening or a major disaster occurring or the discovery of life.
Next week, Mars and Jupiter are better positioned in the early morning, before dawn, to get some good views and it might be the last chance to see Mercury for a while. With the moon taking a break the opportunity exists for some great views of some of the more fainter objects.
I’ve been arguing that the Zodiacal Band is humankind’s first useful calendar. Like any calendar, it predicts the future. So for instance, when the Sun is in Sagittarius we cannot see Sagittarius.
In this article we explore some of things that you need to think about if you want to take pictures of the night sky.
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.
The irony of finding alien life as it stands right now is that we must terminate all life on Earth’s instruments and spacecraft sent out there to make absolutely sure that new life is detected…
Six questions that drive us nuts because we are asked these constantly. So here’s our different takes on the possible answers.
The International Space Station is due for retirement from 2024 when no one has yet committed any funds for its continued use. This articles reviews what options might then be available after 2024 to replace the current functions.
As a continuation of the theme we have been looking at recently we explore the kinds of traits we would want in the main group of settlers that go to Mars and what we might be able to do know to influence this.
The launch schedule for January, hopefully this will be more successful than last month where a few launches were postponed until this month for various reasons.
Charles Polk, General Manager of The Martian Trust is telling MilkyWayKiwi what is The Martian Trust