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

FEATURED STORIES

If the sun disappeared, we’d have no idea it had gone for 8.5 minutes. We’d still see it as an eerie sight, lingering, like a ghost  in the sky above

“Twinkle, twinkle little star – how I wonder what you are.” The words to that popular tune were written by Jane Taylor in 1806 and I bet there isn’t a

MORE OF THE STORIES WE'RE COVERING THIS WEEK

08Apr2018

Dozen Black Holes Found At Galactic Centre

A dozen black holes may lie at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. A new analysis supports a decades-old prediction that "supermassive" black holes at the centres of galaxies are surrounded by many smaller ones. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
07Apr2018

Extra-Terrestrial Forces Playing With Mother Earth’s Climate

The Earth’s climate has been changing for centuries. In the last 650,000 years, the planet has experienced seven cycles of glacial advancement and retreat, and today, rapid climate change is an issue. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
02Apr2018

Astronomers Wrong-100 Billion Habitable Planets In Our Galaxy

Estimates by astronomers indicate that there could be more than 100 BILLION Earth-like worlds in the Milky Way that could be home to life. Think that’s a big number?But its just the start. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
01Apr2018

Great Astronomy Products For Wheelchair Users

Astronomy is accessible to everybody, which is why there are  20 amateur astronomers for every professional. The science of the cosmos is unendingly fascinating to young and old, and of course our universe is ever expanding. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
01Apr2018

Plans For First Dark Sky Reserve In South Australia

The night sky above the Mid-Murray of South Australia is so dark it could become a protected reserve for stargazers around the world and for stargazers its far from the light pollution of Adelaide. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
01Apr2018

Rare Supernova Extinguishes Star at Fantastic Speed

Supernovae produce some of the most powerful explosions in the cosmos, expelling a doomed star’s contents at velocities reaching 10 percent the speed of light. It all happens very quickly. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
01Apr2018

Hello From The Edge Of The Solar System

The thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft just did what we thought was impossible. After 37 years of inactivity, NASA just received response from spacecraft 20 billion kilometres away, NASA said in a statement. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
31Mar2018

Out Of Control Space Station Re-Entry Due Now

If you get killed by the Chinese space station that's due to fall out of the sky this weekend you'll probably be remembered as having had one of the most unlikely deaths on record. Seriously, it is an issue! (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment

26Mar2018

Flat Earth Rocketeer Blasts Himself Off In Home-Made Rocket

Self-declared Flat Earth researcher and DIY steam rocket enthusiast “Mad” Mike Hughes has finally managed to prove the haters wrong about his ability to blast himself into the sky in his own rocket. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
25Mar2018

NASA’s Planet-Hunting Telescope About to Run Out of Fuel

The Kepler space telescope is running on empty, and there are no places to fill up when you’re 94 million miles from Earth. It will go down in space history as one of the most successful probes ever built! (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
25Mar2018

NASA Is Searching For STEVE And They Want Your Help

The next time you’re out looking at the aurora, you could be helping NASA explore a recently discovered phenomenon called STEVE. I intend to be there in Alaska at the end of 2019 to check it out personally! (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
25Mar2018

Scientists To Use High Powered Lasers To Shoot Space Junk

  Space junk is a real problem that could trap humans forever on Earth — so now Australian scientists are working on powerful ground-based lasers to shoot it all away. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
25Mar2018

Something Shocking Just Happened Deep In Space

Astronomers have detected what they are calling the strong burst of radio waves observed in space since all the way back in 2007. Its an incredible strong fast radio burst from deep in outer space. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
25Mar2018

Stephen Hawking Last Paper May Prove Existence Of Multi-Universes

Stephen Hawking may have left behind clues to detect other universes in the cosmos besides our own in a final research paper submitted just weeks before his death earlier this week reports say. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
24Mar2018

Chinese Space Station Chinese Dangerous Re-entry This Week

An eight-tonne Chinese space laboratory is about to crash towards the Earth in a fireball – and chunks full of toxic chemicals could hit the ground in Tasmania, experts have warned. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
18Mar2018

New Study – NASA Wants Your Cloud Pics

NASA is asking all cloud gazers to snap photos of the sky and share them with the space agency via an app. The citizen science project is needed to validate data from six Earth-observing instruments on different satellites. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment

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

    There are no posts found.