What is Light Pollution and Why Should You Care?

If one is lucky enough to live in a rural location you can look up on a clear night and see the Andromeda Galaxy which is 2.5 million lightyears away. That isn’t true for those that live in, or close to a town, village or city. From the heart of a city, one would beContinue reading “What is Light Pollution and Why Should You Care?”

The Year of Science 2020

Now that we are coming to the end of 2020 I thought I would do a quick review of what has happened in the past year in science and technology. Despite everything else that has happened, 2020 has been an extremely busy year for science. COVID 19 – Research and Vaccine There is no doubtContinue reading “The Year of Science 2020”

The Great Conjunction of 2020

2020 has certainly been the year of once in a lifetime events! This December 21st will be your chance to witness another. A planetary conjunction is when two planets appear next to each other in the sky. This year, Jupiter and Saturn will come together in the sky to form what is being called “TheContinue reading “The Great Conjunction of 2020”

Perseid Meteor Shower 2020

This week sees the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. A meteor is also know as a shooting star and look like a star shooting quickly across the sky. They are caused when particles of matter from space strike the Earth’s atmosphere. The Earth moves through space very fast (approximately 110,000 kph). As the EarthContinue reading “Perseid Meteor Shower 2020”

How to see Noctilucent clouds

Noctilucent Clouds, or NCLs for short, are the highest forming clouds on Earth. They form at the very edge of Space, over 80km from the ground. They are very strange and mysterious clouds for a number of reasons. They only form in a band between 50 degrees and 70 degrees north or south of theContinue reading “How to see Noctilucent clouds”

International Dark Sky Week 2020

Next week (19th -26th April 2020) is International Dark Sky Week 2020. This is an annual celebration of the night sky. This year, due to coronavirus the International Dark Sky Week 2020 will take place online. There will still be plenty of fantastic events you can attend virtually. I’ve picked one event per day thatContinue reading “International Dark Sky Week 2020”