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17 Best Space Gifts for Kids [2021]

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*This website makes money through affiliate commissions. This means we may be compensated if you click links on this page at no extra cost to you. In 2019, I became a very happy father for the first time (yay!) What I cannot wait to do is share my passion for all things astronomy. In reality, … Read more

Amazing space posters you can buy in 2021

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*This website makes money through affiliate commissions. This means we may be compensated if you click links on this page at no extra cost to you. Make your home look stellar with these awesome space posters available for you to buy. Astronomy posters and space art like this make fantastic additions to bedrooms, studies, and living … Read more

Best Astronomy Binoculars [2021]

best astronomy binoculars

*This website makes money through affiliate commissions. This means we may be compensated if you click links on this page at no extra cost to you. Astronomy binoculars make for a great alternative to telescopes. They are generally smaller, more portable, easier to use, and cheaper. The Celestron SkyMaster 25×70 Binoculars are a perfect option … Read more

Best 2021 Astronomy & Space Calendars

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*This website makes money through affiliate commissions. This means we may be compensated if you click links on this page at no extra cost to you. A great gift for any astronomy-enthusiast is a space calendar. Below we pick out the best space calendars for 2021 that are available to buy now. Best space calendars … Read more

RMG Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020: Data Analysis

The Royal Museums Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest is one of the most prestigious astrophotography awards. Photographers from all around the world submit their images for consideration and the finalists and winners are announced once a year. This September 2020, all the shortlisted photos were released along with helpful information about how the … Read more

What equipment was used by the winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019?

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 equipment

Royal Museums Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest is one of the most prestigious astrophotography competitions in the world. It has been running for 8 years, starting in 2012. Since the question that we get asked the most is “what equipment do I need for astrophotography?”, we thought it would be interesting to pull out … Read more

When was the Big Bang?

when was the big bang

The origins of the universe have long been a hot topic of conversation among our greatest minds, and the big bang is a firm favorite for reconstructing our planet’s timeline. Still, surprisingly few of us understand what the big bang was and, more importantly, when cosmologists think it happened.   Understanding the big bang Before … Read more

Terraforming Planets (the ultimate guide)

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In grand science-fiction fantasies, we imagine a universe dotted with planets that are perfectly capable of supporting human life. We have a vast assortment of planets from which to choose, and humans hop and skip from one hospitable globe to another, depending on their preferences. This will be a reality some day. Right? Well…maybe. In … Read more

Top 10 Scary Space Facts!

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Space is a vast and scary place that’s almost too big for our brains to comprehend. While we like to think of it as a mysterious and exciting thing, the reality is that space is pretty scary. Here are ten space facts that will blow your mind and creep you out:   1. Skin peels … Read more

How many habitable planets are there?

How many habitable planets are there?

At some point in the future, human beings will likely need to find another planet to live on in order to continue as a species. This means either creating a planet that’s habitable or finding and migrating to one that’s already out there. But how many habitable planets are there out in space? Like most … Read more

Is Pluto a planet? (2019 update)

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One of the biggest areas of confusion and debate around the planets of our solar system is whether or not Pluto is a planet. Read below for the definitive and up-to-date answer in 2019. 1. Is Pluto a planet? So let’s get straight to it – no, Pluto is not a planet. It used to … Read more

Deep Sky West: How two friends built a remote astrophotography observatory (and how you can too)

deep sky west

Deep Sky West is a remote astrophotography observatory in New Mexico, USA. It offers the opportunity for any astrophotographer around the world to use the site to access clear skies without the need to travel there, and to use advanced astronomy and photography equipment without the need to own it themselves. We talk to Lloyd … Read more

Facts about Planet Jupiter

jupiter facts

The largest planet in the solar system and the third brightest object when viewed from Earth, Jupiter is as easy to spot as the Moon and Venus in the night sky. Known for its Great Red Spot and distinct coloured stripes, this planet is a mass of swirling gas. Below we go through some interesting … Read more