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Mars Dust Storm Blog Post

A Monster on Mars

August 1, 2018

Although the Mars opposition and closest approach were in late July, the planet still looks spectacular and will remain brighter than Jupiter for all of August. To the eye, a brilliant orange...Read More

Mars at Opposition Mad About Mars Science Fiction Movie Night

What’s happening with Mars?

July 10, 2018

This month, Mars will come the closest to Earth it will be for the next 17 years, making it bigger and brighter than usual. Both Earth and Mars follow elliptical (oval-shaped) orbits around the...Read More

Gravitational Waves

Explaining the (Almost) Unexplainable

June 29, 2018

Stardome educator, David Britten, breaks down how science educators can help explain the (almost!) unexplainable.  The subject of black holes has a fascination that attracts children and adults...Read More

JunoCam at Jupiter

A Mission for the Public, By the Public

February 2, 2018

As you are reading this, there is currently a small spacecraft out in space called Juno. Juno is orbiting the largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter. A fitting name, considering Juno is...Read More

Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon

A Super Special Sighting

January 10, 2018

There has been considerable coverage on all things lunar-related recently, and this Moon-Madness isn’t quite finished yet.   On 31 January, we will be treated to a rare celestial event...Read More

Blue Planet II

Even the Best

December 22, 2017

I’ve watched, admired, enjoyed and been greatly educated by the numerous natural history productions with David Attenborough over more decades than I’d like to admit. They’ve taken me to...Read More

Stardome blog

Top 10 Astronomical Events of 2017

December 20, 2017

It's never easy selecting the year's top 10 events in the world of astronomy but we've done our best! Read on for a selection of some of our favourite events of 2017.   1. Cassini Ended a...Read More