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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Nothing can compare with the feeling of making a direct connection to the cosmos!  This is what a telescope can bring. 

 The sky is enormous and filled with mysterious and interesting things. We’re only just now beginning to realise the extent of it all.

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14Apr2014

News Briefs – Breaking Stories – Oddities

 A weekly roundup of some of the more unusual,  topical stories and discoveries in space and astronomy from around the world. Designed especially for those who just want a  quick hassle free read or update of current events.

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24Apr2014

Astronauts Plan $250 Million Asteroid Telescope To Stop Disaster

 Apollo astronauts warn only "blind luck" has prevented worse disasters as they push for $250 million telescope to spot asteroids on collision course with Earth. But is anyone really listening? (more...)

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24Apr2014

Americans Skeptical About Big Bang Theory

While most scientists believe the universe began with the Big Bang, many Americans put a big question mark on the theory and wonder about it, according to an Associated Press/GfK poll. (more...)

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23Apr2014

Dangerous Asteroid Impacts Hit Earth Every Six Months

  A study using data from monitoring stations designed to enforce a nuclear test ban treaty shows that the Earth is enduring far more dangerous asteroid impacts than previously thought. (more...)

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23Apr2014

A Mars Mission for Budget Travelers

Sending astronauts to Mars could be done at a small fraction of the cost of developing and flying the F-35 fighter jet, according to a rough estimate by a panel of NASA, industry, and academic experts. (more...)

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22Apr2014

Partial Solar Eclipse, April 29 2014

On the afternoon of Tuesday, April 29, there will be a partial solar eclipse right across most of Australia. It starts just before sunset and should be an impressive sight in all our skies. (more...)

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22Apr2014

How To Photograph The Solar Eclipse

Photographing a solar eclipse isn't as easy as shooting a lunar eclipse. Getting quality shots requires special equipment and planning. Its not as rtricky as it looks, so let's go... (more...)

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22Apr2014

A Beginners’ Guide to Solar Observing

The Sun, our source of natural light and warmth, and the star that made life possible on our planet, is just next door in astronomical terms. It’s only, on average, 150 million km away. (more...)

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21Apr2014

Solar Eclipse 29 April – Special Viewing Offer!

A partial solar eclipse will take place during the afternoon of Tuesday 29 April 2014, viewable across Australia and parts of Antarctica, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean. The offer comes with a FREE DVD! (more...)

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21Apr2014

Plan To Brighten the Moon

It sounds like the plot of a James Bond movie: There's a plan afoot to make the moon brighter in the night sky, potentially saving the world billions of dollars in power costs running street lamps. (more...)

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20Apr2014

Happy Birthday Hubble

The Hubble telescope has just celebrated 24years in space. For the general public, unfamiliar with NASA missions, Hubble is  the one spacecraft they can name without having to think. (more...)

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19Apr2014

NASA Expected to Grow Vegetables in Space

Thank the International Space Station for taking on a healthier mission. The Vegetable Production System, otherwise known by the interesting name 'Veggie,' will be sent to space. (more...)

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19Apr2014

Russia Plans To Get A Foothold On The Moon

  Russia plans to organize a permanent base on the moon rather than leave it after several successful missions, the Russian deputy minister in charge of defense and space industries said. (more...)

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18Apr2014

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

 The New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument (NESSI) will soon get its first "taste" of exoplanets, helping astronomers decipher their chemical composition in the search for exo-life. (more...)

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18Apr2014

Astronomers Find ‘Another Earth’

Well almost. Using NASA's Kepler Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting in the "habitable zone" of another star. This may be unique, or one of any to be found. (more...)

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15Apr2014

Celestron’s Cutting-Edge Telescope/Imaging Technology

   Celestron Unveiled their Cutting-Edge Telescope and Astroimaging Technology at the 2014 Northeast Astronomy Forum and Telescope Show last week, and the reaction was electric! (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

    NASA Selects Commercial Crew Program Manager  NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders, who has served as acting program manager since October 2013. (more...)

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    10May2012

    Europe – British – Rest Of World News

      Поехали! Russia Celebrates Cosmonautics Day  ''Poyekhali! (Off We Go!)'' were Yuri Gagarin’s first words as his Vostok capsule took off in the first manned orbit of the Earth. Russia celebrates Cosmonautics Day every April 12. (more...)

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