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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Let’s talk a little for a moment about sizes. Do you think the pyramids are big? How about Sears Tower? Both are nothing compared to Mt. Everest.

A light-year is how astronomers measure distance in space. It’s defined by how far a single beam of light travels in one year. Get ready for a surprise.

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22Jan2015

News Briefs – Breaking Stories – Oddities

A weekly addition of some of the more unusual stories and discoveries in space and 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 ne

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22Jan2015

2016 Solar Eclipse Expedition Cruise – Book Now!

Dave Reneke - Guest Astronomer for Coral Princess 2016 Solar Eclipse expedition cruise. This is certainly going to be a once in a lifetime adventure! If you've never seen totality see it now on this unique cruise!  (more…)

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27Jan2015

Black Holes Toe The Line

Research at Swinburne University of Technology has shown that it is possible to predict the masses of black holes in galaxies for which it was previously thought not possible. This is truly cutting edge Aussie Astronomy! (more…)

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27Jan2015

Astrophotography With Just Your Iphone!

OVERVIEW by Tammy Plotner: Are you ready for a really cool, new product? Then you've got to check out the Orion SteadyPix iPhone Adapter! (more…)

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26Jan2015

Its Show-Time For Pluto

 NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has travelled almost 5 billionkilometres and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto. This week it begins photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world. (more…)

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25Jan2015

Large Asteroid Will Pass Earth On Australia Day 2015

Astronomers will be pointing their telescopes to the sky this Australia Day trying to get a glimpse of a giant asteroid heading our way. But there will be no need to enlist the help of Bruce Willis or his demolition buddies. (more…)

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25Jan2015

TV Hosts Think Moon Is A Planet, Or Maybe A Star?

They spend hours wearing orange makeup and rigid smiles, trying to sell over-hyped items to viewers. They seem smart on the surface but..would you buy from someone who doesn’t know the Moon is a moon? (more…)

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25Jan2015

Milky Way’s Arm Might Encircle The Entire Galaxy

Its our home, the galactic place we live but we know so relatively little about it. Given that our Solar System sits inside the Milky Way Galaxy, getting a clear picture of what it looks like as a whole can be quite tricky. (more…)

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25Jan2015

An Introduction To Safe Solar Viewing

Experienced amateur solar observers are not only good at what they do, they're highly creative as well. Case in point, this amazing image of the Sun superimposed on an 'impossible ocean' by master solar imager John Earl. (more…)

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25Jan2015

The Nearest Stars To Earth (Infographic)

Most people are unaware that within a reasonable span of our solar system lie quite a number of stars and star systems reachable by us in the near future. Let's examin the omes we know of and see which ones you'd like to visit. (more…)

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24Jan2015

The Milky Way Could Be A “Galactic Transport System”

Based on the latest evidence and theories our galaxy could be a huge wormhole (or space-time tunnel; have you seen the amazing hit movie “Interstellar?”) and, if that were true, it would be “stable and navigable.” (more…)

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24Jan2015

New Space Telescope – 1,000 Times Sharper Than Hubble

Researchers will update NASA officials soon on a revolutionary space telescope concept selected by the agency for study last June that could provide images up to 1,000 times sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope. (more…)

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23Jan2015

Scientist Tackles Mystery Of Greek Astronomical Mechanism

The shoebox-size chunk of bronze didn’t attract much attention when divers retrieved it from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901. Little did they know what was in store for them to find. (more…)

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23Jan2015

Sarah Brightman Ready For 10-Day Trip to ISS

NASA has recently revealed that British Singer Sarah Brightman is expected to fly for the International Space Station (ISS) in October. The famed soprano starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. (more…)

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21Jan2015

What is Universe

Hello, fellow bloggers! It’s always nice to collaborate and to get a platform to do so. Our initiative is a magazine with big ambitions. What is Universe is an online publication with a possible print potential. (more…)

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20Jan2015

Are Aliens Watching Old TV Shows?

You’ve probably heard the stories about how aliens have been watching old episodes of “I Love Lucy” and might think these are our “historical documents”. Are they? How far have our television signals reached? (more…)

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History Keys - Space History

What's Up This Month
  • 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, Asian and Southern hemi news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly! (more…)

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