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The ancient Chinese thought they were stars inside a solar orb. The Aztecs thought their Sun god had pockmarks on his face. A Renaissance astronomer thought they were undiscovered planets. […]

All you need to know about Sunspots

The ancient Chinese thought they were stars inside a solar orb. The Aztecs thought their Sun god had pockmarks on his face. A Renaissance astronomer thought they were undiscovered planets. […]

I have never met a child who is not fascinated by the stars.  Learning to find and recognise planets and constellations is the first step in what can be a […]

Night Sky Watcher Reviewed

I have never met a child who is not fascinated by the stars.  Learning to find and recognise planets and constellations is the first step in what can be a […]

When Percival Lowell began the search “Planet X” little did he know the countless arguments he would cause and effectively how these would lead to a seemingly ever changing solar […]

New Horizons to Pluto

When Percival Lowell began the search “Planet X” little did he know the countless arguments he would cause and effectively how these would lead to a seemingly ever changing solar […]

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When we think of the constellations of this time of year, Cygnus, Lyra, Aquila and Hercules are first to come to mind. However there are other overlooked constellations out there, […]

Stargazing in September

When we think of the constellations of this time of year, Cygnus, Lyra, Aquila and Hercules are first to come to mind. However there are other overlooked constellations out there, […]

The good news first: a major aerospace contractor is researching how to build a reusable spaceplane that could dramatically cut the cost of accessing low Earth orbit. Now the bad […]

XS-1: Spaceplane of the Future?

The good news first: a major aerospace contractor is researching how to build a reusable spaceplane that could dramatically cut the cost of accessing low Earth orbit. Now the bad […]

June 2014 saw excited reports that NASA was working on a faster than light warp drive starship. Astonishingly, weeks later we are being told that NASA has also successfully tested […]

No, NASA has not verified an impossible space drive!

June 2014 saw excited reports that NASA was working on a faster than light warp drive starship. Astonishingly, weeks later we are being told that NASA has also successfully tested […]