Archive of 2015

22Dec2015

New Spin On Star-Forming Galaxies

Australian researchers have discovered why some galaxies are “clumpy” rather than spiral in shape—and it appears low spin is to blame. The finding challenges an earlier theory. (more…)

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22Dec2015

NASA Needs Your Help Processing Images of Jupiter

An artist's rendition of what the Juno spacecraft will look like as it flies by Jupiter (NASA/JPL) NASA’s known for its mad photography skills—its satellites and spacecraft are equipped with some of the best camera technology in existence.Its beyond the cutting edge in fact. (more…)

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22Dec2015

Exiled Exoplanet Kicked Out Of Star’s Neighbourhood

Exoplanets are planets beyond our own solar system. Thousands have been discovered in the past two decades, mostly with NASA's Kepler space telescope. They come in a huge variety of sizes and orbits. (more…)

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21Dec2015

Get Set For A Rare Full Christmas Moon

Get prepared to be ‘mooned’ on Xmas night. If you got a telescope for Christmas even better, you’re in for a pretty rare treat. For the first time in almost 40 years we have a full Moon on Christmas Day. (more…)

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21Dec2015

Summer/Winter Solstice Festival 2015

Its Solstice time again! The Solstice happens twice, once in summer and once in winter, each year when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the North or South Pole. Ready for some fun? (more…)

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18Dec2015

Packaging, Presenting, Promoting Astronomy To The Public

Most of the people here involved in astronomy would know how many planets there are in the solar system; why we can’t live on Venus, or how to tell the difference between a galaxy and a cluster of stars. (more…)

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18Dec2015

Meet Our New Advertiser – 1 World Globes

 1-World Globes and Maps. We have the world's largest selection of globes, as well as a growing selection of maps for the home, office, and the classroom.Providing the world's largest selection of globes. (more…)

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18Dec2015

Flashback – 12 Historic Space Race Images

 We’ve been trying to perfect space travel since the 1950’s and we’re still far from it, but with these stunning images, it shows just how far we’ve moved! Were you there...do you remember? (more…)

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18Dec2015

Aussie Astronomers Find Potentially Habitable Planet

University of New South Wales (Australia) astronomers have discovered the closest potentially habitable planet found outside our solar system so far, orbiting a star just 14 light years away. (more…)

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17Dec2015

Meet Our New Sponsor – Martha Jackson Jewellery

British company Martha Jackson offer premium sterling silver jewellery and other fine pieces at affordable prices. Our unique, elegant designs,including meteorite rings, are inspired by nature and are simply stunning! (more…)

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17Dec2015

Crash Course Astronomy: The Big Bang

  It’s fun to think about all this, and not just because of the details and all the wonderful math and science. It’s fun to me because we can think about it. And we can learn stuff too! (more…)

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17Dec2015

We’re Gonna Be Wiped Out At Xmas – Again!

If you point your telescope towards the skies this Christmas Eve, you will be met with an impressive sight. It won’t be Santa Claus stealing your gaze, instead it will be a giant asteroid flying past Earth. (more…)

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17Dec2015

The “Omics” of Space Travel

Video: During an unprecedented 1-year mission to the International Space Station, scientists are studying how astronauts' bodies respond to long-duration space travel.  It's all prepping us for the future. (more…)

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15Dec2015

Christmas Gifts That Are Literally Out Of This World

 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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15Dec2015

Telescope Raffle Winner Drawn

The raffle draw for the Dobsonian telescope package was made on Tuesday afternoon December 15. The first name drawn out from the many hundreds of entries was Michael Scutt of Southbank Victoria. (more…)

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15Dec2015

Mining the Moon Plans

Just two years before Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, a treaty was signed by the United States. (more…)

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