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Your guide to finding Mars

Your guide to finding Mars

January 2010 is a great time of year to find Mars in the night sky. Each evening it rises about 7.30 and it is easily identified with a very red glow in the sky. The main thing is where to look. Over the next few weeks it gets closer and closer and makes for easy viewing. January and Feburary are the best months to observe Mars for a [...]

Perihelion – Earth closest to the Sun

Perihelion – Earth closest to the Sun

You may know that we don't have a circular orbit around the Sun. Its elliptical, that means at one point we are closest, and at another we are the furthest point away. So just about now, January 2/3 2010, the Earth will be at perihelion, the closest point on its elliptical orbit to the Sun. The Sun’s center will be 147,098,040 kilometers away [...]

Tips on setting up and using your new Galileoscope

Tips on setting up and using your new Galileoscope

Its a terrible thing to get a telescope as a present and not know what to look at or indeed how to use it. Since I know quite a few people who got a galileoscope as a present, I thought it might be a good idea to give a few tips and pointers. So here are some simple things you should know. Please note: The Galileoscope is NOT a solar [...]

“Our Place in the Cosmos” video by symphony of Science

“Our Place in the Cosmos” video by symphony of Science

Whow! You have to watch this video. Symphony of Science produced an awe inspiring 4 minutes of images and words featuring Carl Sagan among others. "Our place in the Cosmos" is just wonderful. Thanks to Justin for sending on the link! Enjoy.