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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As hobbies go, astronomy has a tough reputation. Too hard and too expensive is what I often hear. People imagine the way to start is to buy a telescope. Wrong!

Thanks to a new study done with data from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, scientists will be re-thinking just how big a black hole can be.

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25Jul2017

Guide To Buying Your First Telescope

One great thing about astronomy is that you don't need any fancy or expensive equipment to get started. A warm coat, clear skies and a sense of intrigue about what's up there are all that is needed. (more…)

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25Jul2017

Some Space Poetry From The Pen Of Mary Branford

Maria Branford specializes  in poetry that touches the soul. Te heavens are her inspiration and I'm so happy she sent these two poems in for all of us to enjoy. Well done Mary! (more…)

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25Jul2017

Scientists Spy New Evidence Of Water In The Moon’s Interior

A new study of satellite data finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped water. (more…)

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25Jul2017

Nasa Says Unsafe Eclipse Glasses Being Distributed

NASA issued a warning Thursday to let people know unsafe eclipse glasses are being distributed by “unscrupulous companies.” Be aware of the dangers associated by using the wrong product! (more…)

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25Jul2017

The Great American Eclipse – 32 Main Questions Answered

The biggest and best solar eclipse in American history is coming soon to a sky near you.  On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast.An event not to be missed! (more…)

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25Jul2017

Everyday Spacer – A whole New World Of Astronomy

Want to add fun and excitement to your amateur astronomy? Everyday Spacer is a Meetup for anyone with even a mild interest in space exploration, astronomy and similar topics. (more…)

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23Jul2017

Man Selling Plots Of Land On Mars For $1

British man Dr Philip Davies, is a 50-year-old family doctor from Hampshire and has arguably one of the most bizarre part-time hobbies you’ll hear about. (more…)

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21Jul2017

Moon Dust Bag, Accidentally Sold Auctioned For $1.5 Million

A small, humble-looking bag received its moment in the spotlight today. It travelled to the moon and back, used by Neil Armstrong, then sat forgotten in a museum basement! (more…)

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21Jul2017

NASA Former Engineer Claims Aliens Making Rings Around Saturn

An engineer engineer who previously worked at NASA Ames Research Center has claimed UFOs are hiding in the rings of Saturn. Is he serious. Unfortunately yes! (more…)

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20Jul2017

My Solar Eclipse Tour From Salt Lake City 2017

I'm proud to be associated with Daniel Oppliger and his world renowned travel company Tropical Sails Corp. Dan has invited me and a partner (all expenses paid) to host one of his sold out USA tours in August this year as astronomy guide. (more…)

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20Jul2017

Ad Agency Puts Brightest Man made Object Into Orbit

There’s a saying among Russian advertisers: “the best idea is to rent the Moon.” Fortunately, the Moon isn’t for sale, but space itself is up for grabs. Yep, you heard right! What next huh? (more…)

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20Jul2017

Galactic Maelstroms Weigh Black Holes

Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, have used cutting edge technology to basically 'weigh' black holes. (more…)

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20Jul2017

Scientists Using the Universe As A “Cosmological Collider”

Physicists are capitalizing on a direct connection between the largest cosmic structures and the smallest known objects to use the universe as a "cosmological collider" and investigate new physics. (more…)

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20Jul2017

Apollo 11 Remembered 48 Years On

  The crew of Apollo 11, pictured in 1969, from left are Neil Armstrong, Mission Commander, Michael Collins, Lt. Col. USAF, and Buzz Aldrin, USAF Lunar Module pilot. (more…)

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17Jul2017

Hypersonic Engine Passes Cucial Test In Aussie Desert

Air travel sucks. It’s too long, it’s uncomfortable, everything’s covered in germs,why the small round windows?  How long have I been sitting here? Why does my seat smell like gin and tonic? (more…)

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16Jul2017

First Object Teleported from Earth to Orbit

Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named after an ancient Chinese philosopher who died in 391 B.C. (more…)

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  • 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!

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