We’re doing a weekly update for the night sky, because there’s so many awesome things to look at and a monthly update just doesn’t do justice. This week the planets do a bit of a dance and we get to have a look at some deep sky objects that we haven’t seen for a while.
The plans to get to Mars are forming up amongst the space nations, but this doesn’t preclude smaller countries and interest groups contributing to getting humans on Mars.
This is an article dealing with the establishment of government on Mars and posing three questions that need to be thought about before we go.
Stars don’t last forever, it might seem like 10 billion years is almost forever but not every star lives as long as our Sun. This article covers what happens when stars die and shows some very awesome images from the European Space Observatory of the surface of some stars.
Another year is upon us and January offers a great opportunity to get out and observe the night sky after making the best of those long summer evenings.
Pondering about the origins of Christmas and meanings that people give to events, while waiting for the New Year.
"That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. Carl Sagan
We’ve been thinking about a “what if” scenario lately, where a space ship of the future is sent out to land on some distant star system. Half way there, say after 30 or so years, it is caught up by a newer, faster ship with a load of new settlers only a few years out from Earth, how might the two populations meet, what technological differences might they encounter, will they get along?
Fast forward 50 years…..
We got the chance to take the binoculars out for their first run last night and had a great time dodging clouds to get some great views of some of our favourite objects.
With the weather not being that great at the moment we thought it would be nice to spend some time appreciating the Sun. So here’s an article describing a bit about this very prominent star in our skies.
Being on “Mars” was a life-changing experience and put things in perspective for me. It made me question everything I knew about my life so far.
We did a bit of thinking about astrosociology and considered how the future of space will be under different scenarios of cooperation between the US, Russia and China.
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!
With all the talk of going back to the moon, we thought it’d be good to recap on who is doing what in the coming years about returning to the Moon.
Another article in the series where Milky-Way.kiwi explores why we look up, what inspires us to observe and be interested in space. This time we consider how inspiring and amazing galaxies are.
It 1054 the night sky was dominated by a supernova that became the Crab Nebula. The event was recorded by Japanese, Chinese and Middle Eastern astronomers and the resulting Nebula become the first object in Charles Messier’s catalog.
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.