The 1859 Carrington Event

A solar flare erupts on January 22, 2012. On the morning of September 1, 1859, Richard Carrington an English amateur astronomer was in his observatory on his country estate outside…

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Seeing Jupiters Galilean Moons

Jupiter has at least 79 natural satellites, or moons — many are small objects that have been trapped by the massive planet's gravity. The four largest moons were first observed…

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See Jupiter in the Daytime

Jupiter and Venus the two brightest planets can easily be seen with the naked eye in the daytime if you know where to look.This is a little bit easier when…

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The Southern Cross

The Southern Cross is one of the best known patterns in the night sky, and the most familiar star pattern for us in the southern hemisphere. Composed of five stars…

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Water on the Moon

Throughout September as we approach International Observe the Moon Day, I will do a series of posts about our nearest celestial neighbour. The Moon has inspired and intrigued humans since…

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