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John Nusbaum’s interest in amateur astronomy began with a love of cosmology a couple of decades ago. Here he tells his story:

Remember when you were at school and remembered the names of all the planets in the solar system? The little rhymes we had stick.

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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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01Aug2015

World’s Best Whisky To Be Aged In Space

The lonely astronaut is about to get a companion. The Japanese distillery company, Suntory, announced that it is embarking on  a mission of exploration that is literally, out of this world! (more…)

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30Jul2015

Why Is Venus So Bright Tonight?

Venus is so much brighter than any other planet viewed in the sky. Why is it so bright? Astronomers use the term “albedo” to describe how bright a planet is, and Venus has albedo plus. (more…)

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30Jul2015

The SKA Wants Young Aussie Scientists

Karen Andrews recently visited the Murchison Radio-astronomy observatory in regional Western Australia, the future Australian home of the world’s largest telescope, the Square Kilometre Array or SKA. (more…)

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30Jul2015

Crash Course Astronomy: How Far Is Far?

  Astronomy is weird. Everything we study is really, really far away. So far away really, that for most of history we didn’t know how far away they were. It was virtually impossible to measure. (more…)

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29Jul2015

John Dobson – ‘Sidewalk Astronomer’

John Dobson has been called the "Pied Piper of Astronomy." He is arguably one the most influential personalities in amateur astronomy in the last 50 years. The legacy will last  as long as the legend. (more…)

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29Jul2015

‘Impossible’ Rocket Could Get To Moon In Four Hours

Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works. (more…)

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29Jul2015

How To Observe The Sun Safely

The Sun is a very gratifying object to observe. It is dynamic, with features on its visible surface that sometimes appear to change over the course of just a few hours. Most people have never seen this sort of thing. (more…)

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28Jul2015

Ever Wondered…How Do The Tides Work?

Anyone who lives close to ocean is familiar with the tides. And you probably know they have something to do with the Moon. But how do the tides work? is it rare? Do other planets experience tides? (more…)

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28Jul2015

Starting In Astro-Photography

If you thought buying a telescope was confusing and complicated, then moving on to astrophotography can be even worse. Its a modern technology now and provides endless opportunities. (more…)

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28Jul2015

Should We Build A Village On The Moon?

Professor Johann-Dietrich Woerner has been in his new job as Director General of the European Space Agency (Esa) for a week. In charge of a €4.4 billion annual budget, a formidable responsibility. (more…)

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26Jul2015

Goodby Pluto. Thanks For The Memories

Pluto's atmosphere, which we've known about since 1988 but haven't actually seen until now, is a tenuous but puffy shroud that extends for about 160 kilometres above the world's surface. (more…)

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26Jul2015

Hawking And Billionaire Join In $100 Million Search For E.T.

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation and founder, internet investor Yuri Milner, signed a contract with UC Berkeley to lead a major escalation in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI. (more…)

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25Jul2015

Blue Moon This Week

When you hear someone say “Once in a Blue Moon” you know what they mean. They’re usually talking about something rare, silly, and even absurd. To most, the term gives mixed messages. (more…)

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25Jul2015

Medicine In Space Is Completely Different From Earth

You may or may not want to go to space, but here’s something certain: you definitely don’t want to get sick there.Its a totally different realm and its a long wat back to a comfy hospital bed. (more…)

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25Jul2015

Dead Galaxies In Coma Cluster May Be Packed With Dark Matter

Galaxies in a cluster roughly 300 million light years from Earth could contain as much as 100 times more dark matter than visible matter, according to an Australian study. (more…)

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25Jul2015

The Lost In Space Cast Reflects On 50th Anniversary

The Lost in Space crew reunited at the Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con — except for the Robot, who evidently didn’t want to join in: “He refused to come out of his trailer for this,” Bill Mumy joked. “He’s a diva, you know,” Marta Kristen added. (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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