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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You’ve no doubt heard some star names such as Polaris the North Star – or Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice) in the constellation Orion.

Because other galaxies are rushing away from us, it might seems as if Earth must lie close to the centre of the universe but in fact, this is completely wrong.

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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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23Aug2016

Pssst! Wanna Buy land On The Moon?

Looking for that last minute gift idea? Something different for the person who has everything? What about the gift of space? It’s the latest fad and its appeal has been out of this world! (more…)

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23Aug2016

Father’s Day Special Telescope Package

This is a perfect package for the beginner or experienced Dad. See the mountains on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, Jupiter and his moons, amazing nebula, stars and star clusters. (more…)

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23Aug2016

NASA Accidentally Sells Apollo 11 Lunar Sample Bag

The US government made a major blooper when it accidentally auctioned off an artefact from the Apollo 11 mission. A clerical error resulted in the sale of the bag used by Buzz and Neil to collect samples of moon rock in 1969. (more…)

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23Aug2016

Don’t Miss The Venus-Jupiter Conjunction August 27

August 27, 2016 – the sky’s two brightest planets Venus and Jupiter will stage the year’s closest conjunction of two planets. These worlds appear only about 1/15th degree apart on the sky’s dome. (more…)

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22Aug2016

So Many Sky Questions

Well, as we head towards the end of yet another amazing year of sky events across Australia I thought I’d share with you some of the questions readers have asked me over the last 12 months. See how you go with the answers... (more…)

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21Aug2016

Nasa Just Made All Its Research Available Online For Free

Care to learn more about 400-foot tsunamis on Mars? Now you can, after Nasa announced it is making all its publicly funded research available online for free. The space agency has set up a new public web portal. (more…)

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21Aug2016

Dinosaurs Not Wiped Out By Asteroid, Research Finds

IT’S been a widely accepted theory that an asteroid caused the extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago. But the question has always remained: how exactly did the asteroid wipe out most of life on earth? (more…)

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21Aug2016

When Did The Lights Turn On In TheUniverse?

The universe lived through a prolonged "Dark Ages" until hydrogen reionized. Now, researchers are closer to figuring out when that happened. The early universe hides behind the cloak of its Dark Ages, a period of time light can't seem to pierce. (more…)

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20Aug2016

This Mysterious Alien Like Star Refuses To Reveal Its Secrets

A mysterious star has attracted global attention since its strange properties came to light in October last year. The star showed an odd pattern of dimming that could not be explained by any known natural phenomenon. (more…)

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20Aug2016

The Ultimate Astronomy Gadget – GOTO Telescopes

Most astronomy articles on guidance have been all about apps but let's not overlook the computerized GOTO telescopes. Here we'll cover how they work and what to consider when shopping for one. (more…)

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19Aug2016

An Astronomer’s Tale – Hooligan ‘Brickie’ Turned Astronomer

For 25 years, Gary Fildes worked as a bricklayer in his native Sunderland. It was tough, he enjoyed it but something in his life was missing: ‘There was an immense feeling of satisfaction in the repetition.’ (more…)

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18Aug2016

India’s Innovative Space Shuttle Set To Slash Launch Costs

India wants to join a select band of nations that have a space shuttle program. The country’s space agency wants to launch a reusable spacecraft, potentially slashing the cost of space travel. (more…)

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18Aug2016

Ten Trillionths Of Your Suntan Comes From Beyond Our Galaxy

Lie on the beach this summer and your body will be bombarded by about sextillion photons of light per second.Most of these photons, or small packets of energy, originate from the Sun. (more…)

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18Aug2016

A New Project Aims To Preserve The Telescope That Found Pluto

Many of the telescope’s components like the drive motor and electronic components need to be tested and fixed; components like the optics, plate holders, and control knobs need to be cleaned and restored. (more…)

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18Aug2016

Venus’ Surface Revealed Through The Clouds

Venus is famously hot, due to an extreme greenhouse effect which heats its surface to temperatures as high as 450 degrees Celsius. The climate at the surface is oppressive; as well as being hot, very hot. (more…)

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17Aug2016

Your Guide To Seeing Five Planets After Sunset

This August, Australian 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 a telescope or binoculars. (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, British and Asian and partners news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly! (more…)

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