Choosing an observing site for urban stargazing
By: Deneice Arthurton
Observing the night sky in an urban area makes stargazing more difficult but not impossible. An urban stargazer is never going to see the same things as an observer situated in a rural area but careful thought in selecting a site can make a difference...
By: Pat Lunsford
UFOs and aliens have been around for thousands of years as evidenced by the numerous cave drawings and several other findings left behind by these beings. Moreover, they have interacted with many ancient civilizations that left evidence of technology which was far beyond their capabilities...
How to make slime
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Making slime can be a fun afternoon activity or an interesting science project. No matter why children are making it, they always seem to have a good time. There are several different recipes for slime, so a child could give them all a try.For...
By: Deneice Arthurton
Star charts are a wonderful way to familiarise yourself with the night sky and are a particularly useful tool for complete beginners. Complete star charts which list stars, constellations, star clusters and nebulae can be confusing if you are just starting out but a simplified...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Borax snowflakes are an excellent project to welcome the new year and the snowy month of January.Students will enjoy making the Borax snowflakes. They can be used to create and beautiful blizzard in the classroom.A crystal is a solid with flat sides. It...
By: Leigh Goessl
New planet Gliese 581g has garnered a lot of attention in recent months. In September 2010, announcement of the new planet set in a 'habitable zone' orbiting known red dwarf star Gliese 581 set global society a flurry with wonderment. When the news broke many...
Product reviews: Televue Nagler 5mm 1.25" telescope eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
Televue have spent years crafting quality astronomical equipment to ensure they remain the kings of eyepiece construction. The Nagler series is amongst their finer offerings and while they cannot be considered cheap (at just shy of £200) the unwavering enthusiasm and skill that Televue...
Factors that impact the visibility of a comet
By: Deneice Arthurton
Comets have both fascinated and terrified man since ancient times. A comet's visible presence in the night sky is something that most people find magical and it will generate enough interest to get people gazing skyward in their backyards and to appear over and again...
What causes shooting stars?
By: Janette Waldron
No doubt a plethora of readers have wished upon a falling star at some stage of their lives. But do stars really fall or is simply how it looks to the naked eye? Falling stars are actually solid bodies which enter the earth’s atmosphere...
Should Humans Attempt to Contact Alien Civilizations
By: Pat Lunsford
According to a number of sources such as New Age Spiritists and the UFO community, humans have already made contact with aliens. Spiritists claim that they communicate regularly with aliens or what they call “spirit guides” through mediums and channelors. The UFO community not...

 

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