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’re sure that you’ve finally got your telescope aimed at the position of the object of your desire. You’re keen as mustard to get started.

This letter is about the futility of  searching for extra terrestrial intelligent species, and  planning to visit other stars.

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09Sep2014

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. This

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09Sep2014

The 2015 Southern Sky Landscape Calendar

Amazing Images Of The Australian Land And Seascape and Our Aussie Night Sky. The 'Southern Sky' calendars have a more Australian slant and are of more general interest to non-astronomers. The paper is much better quality and thick

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18Sep2014

Space Company Offers Flight Around The Moon By 2018

US space tourism firm Space Adventures is offering a spaceflight around the moon to private tourists on “proven” Russian Soyuz spacecraft – saying that the sponsors will not have to wait for long for their trip. (more…)

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18Sep2014

Money Spent On NASA Is Not A Waste

September 16, 2014 – One of my readers shared the following infographic called NASA Spinning Off Since 1962. It highlights the inventions, discoveries and economic return on investment resulting from NASA.  (more…)

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17Sep2014

Boeing, SpaceX Poised To Build ‘Space Taxis’ For NASA

NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides. (more…)

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17Sep2014

Download, Print, Build Your Martian Home In 24 hours

 Imagine opening the curtains in the morning and instead of grey skies and rain, looking out at a rust-coloured rocky panorama. The year is 2045. You have woken up on Mars. (more…)

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16Sep2014

Golfer Wins Trip to Outer Space

Most golfers are on cloud nine after a making a hole-in-one, but European Tour player Andy Sullivan is going somewhere a little higher. He will soon be flying higher than cloud nine after a rare stroke of luck. (more…)

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16Sep2014

NASA To Send 3D printer Into Space

In one small step towards space manufacturing, NASA is sending a 3D printer to the International Space Station. Astronauts will be able to make space age plastic objects of almost any shape they like. (more…)

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16Sep2014

Pluto Is a Planet, Panel Says

Arizona scientist David Grinspoon joined a panel recently talking about NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto – but the scientists were most animated discussing the status of the recently classified “dwarf planet.” (more…)

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14Sep2014

Nasa Panel: Curiosity Lacks Scientific Focus

Nasa's much-publicized $2.5 billion Curiosity mission which touched down on Mars' Gale Crater on August 6, 2012 amid much global excitement, has now come in for severe criticism from an unusual area. (more…)

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14Sep2014

SpaceX Wants To Build A City On Mars

With all the excitement surrounding SpaceX, and the success of PayPal and Tesla Motors, one might expect Elon Musk to take SpaceX public. So why hasn’t he? Here's a brief insight into the plans. (more…)

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14Sep2014

How To Take Great Pictures Of The Northern Lights

For centuries many atists have tried to describe the Northern light in paintings, drawings and in many other mediums. And of course more and people try to do some aurora borealis photography.

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12Sep2014

Free Download – The Digital Universe

Since 1998, the American Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium have engaged in the three-dimensional mapping of the Universe. Here's a unique way of seeing it on your home computer. (more…)

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11Sep2014

400 Asteroids Could Destroy Life In Next Century

A new claim says 'Life on Earth' as we know it may be destroyed within a century. Scientists now believe that life on earth could get destroyed with impacts from around 400 asteroids between 2017 and 2113.' (more…)

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11Sep2014

NASA Developing Submarine To Research Titan’s 0ceans

Researchers are currently working with $100,000 worth of government funding to try and design a submarine that might someday be able to explore the depths of the sea on Saturn’s moon, Titan. (more…)

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10Sep2014

When Will Betelgeuse Explode?

Marking the right shoulder of the hunter Orion — remember, he’s facing us, so it’s on our left — this orange-red star is one of the brightest in the night sky. It’s been studied for as long as we’ve had telescopes. (more…)

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10Sep2014

V2: The Nazi Rocket That Launched The Space Age

On a sunny morning in autumn 1944, a young man, an eye-witness to history was waiting for a train at Cromer railway station on the coast of eastern England. But this was no ordinary day. (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

      European Mars Conference 2014: Vision for Mars Rovers Seeing is believing. Our great visions of space exploration require also a trustable vision system. Curiosity rover snapping dozens of pictures daily sees the Red Planet different than the eye. (more…)

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