Here's a selection of Astronomy/Space related stories you may find interesting. This newsletter is emailed weekly to requesting subscribers in more than 30 countries. Anyone can subscribe by completing the opt in form just over there on the right. See it, do it now! David Reneke is one of Australia's most well known and respected astronomers and lecturers with links to some of the world's leading astronomical institutions. David is the editor for Australia's Astro-Space News Magazine and a writer/publicist for Australasian Science magazine. MEDIA: Enquiries for interviews or information to davereneke@gmail.com Ph: 0400 636 363

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When teaching children about stars, make your lessons  interactive as possible. Astronomy book courses aren’t enough to do the job.

So, You Think You Know Your Star Sign? Every year the Sun passes in front of the most famous constellations in the sky: Scorpius, Pisces, Virgo, Leo.

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29Apr2015

News Briefs – Breaking Stories – Oddities

A weekly addition of some of the more unusual stories and discoveries in space & astronomy from around the world. Updated daily for those wanting a quick update of current events so keep checking back for all the latest space news. (more…)

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21Jul2016

NASA Discovers Four Planets That Could Sustain Alien Life

The space agency’s Kepler telescope has just found a whopping 104 planets which are orbiting distant suns. A total of four planets are thought to be orbiting this star, some of which boast similar conditions to Planet Earth. (more…)

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21Jul2016

NASA Honors Apollo 11, Eyes First Mars Mission

The first humans who will step foot on Mars are walking the Earth today. It was 47 years ago that Neil Armstrong took the small step onto the surface of the moon that changed the course of history. (more…)

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20Jul2016

How to Choose the Best Binoculars for Children and Young Adults

Kids often get overlooked in the hobby of astronomy. Any serious outdoor lover with kids knows that it’s important to get kids the right gear so that the entire family can enjoy an outdoor activity together. (more…)

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17Jul2016

Five Major Planets Align For August

This August, stargazers will have a rare opportunity to see five visible planets in the night sky at the same time with the naked eye. Anyone in the world will be able to see this event without requiring a telescope or binoculars. (more…)

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17Jul2016

Kuiper Belt’s Big, New, Far-Out Object

The IAU's Minor Planet Centre has tallied 1,491 objects in orbits more distant than Neptune ("transneptunians") and another 501 in the outer solar system that occupy odd, usually quite elliptical orbits ("Centaurs" and "scattered-disk objects"). (more…)

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16Jul2016

NASA Monitoring A Giant Hole Spreading Across The Sun

NASA has released footage of a giant hole spreading across the surface of the sun. A NASA spacecraft uncovered the dark mass which is allowing some of the sun’s heat to escape into open space. (more…)

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16Jul2016

A UFO Is Closing In On Earth And NASA Is Covering It Up

One of the nice things NASA does is stream live footage from the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth 16 times a day. It's pretty calming stuff—until a UFO enters the picture. Then all bets are off. (more…)

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16Jul2016

Moon Photobombs Earth in New NASA Video

The right place at the right time. A NASA satellite in just the right position captured a spectacular celestial photobomb — a view of the moon moving in front of the sunlit side of Earth. (more…)

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16Jul2016

Space Is Ruining Astronauts’ Eyesight And No One Knows Why

As space missions have increased in length, astronauts began to notice something troubling: their time in space seemed to be causing their eyesight to deteriorate. This wasn't a minor effect. (more…)

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16Jul2016

New Zealand Astronomer Reaches New Heights

When as a child Jennie McCormick looked in fascination at the night sky stars with her mum at their home in Whanganui, little did she know that she would be recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading amateur astronomers. (more…)

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16Jul2016

Ancient Supernovae Close Enough To Radiate Biology On Earth

We've often wondered about past extinctions and major climatic changes. Research published in April provided “slam dunk” evidence of two prehistoric supernovae exploding about 300 light years from Earth. (more…)

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15Jul2016

Where Does Space Begin?

Where does space begin? Believe it or not, this seemingly simple question does not have an easy answer. Earth’s atmosphere stops and space begins. The air just gets thinner and thinner and eventually fades away. (more…)

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15Jul2016

Apollo 11 The Untold Story

APOLLO 11 - THE UNTOLD STORY Things You Weren't Told About The First Moon Landing NOW AVAILABLE! In July 1969 two men walked on the Moon. This is the untold story of what went wrong and what we weren’t told.

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14Jul2016

Welcome To Green Witch Telescopes & Binoculars

   Green Witch was founded by former staff of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and is committed to providing independent, professional advice and the best equipment. It's simply the best equipment you'll ever buy! (more…)

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14Jul2016

Checkout These Amazing Moon Facts

'Twin' Planet Most people think the Moon is, well, a moon, but there is some talk that it should actually be classified as a planet. For one, it’s far too big to be a “true” moon. (more…)

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14Jul2016

NASA’s Working On A Spacecraft To Refuel Satellites

At any given time, there are upwards of 2,000 satellites orbiting our planet, from the Tiange 2 launched by the People’s Republic of China on June 25th of this year way back to the Vanguard 1, which has been in orbit for an astonishing 58 years! (more…)

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  • The Exciting World Of Space Exploration

    Each week we feature some aspect of astronomy or space exploration and look at those who pioneered the way in the early years. Our stories go way back through history and extend right up to the present day. Check back regularly for new stories.

    PLUS We will also regularly examine the histories of some of the outstanding space/astronomy pioneers of past era's and recall a few who made a silent, but important, contribution. Historic pics included!

  • International

    18Apr2013

    United States and North American News

    A regular update on the most important news stories in astronomy and space from the best United States and North American news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly (more…)

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    10May2012

    Europe – British – Rest Of World News

      A regular update on the most important news stories in astronomy and space from the best European, British and Asian and partners news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly! (more…)

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