Are you familiar with the names Giuseppe Piazzi, Heinrich Olbers* and Karl Harding? These eminent astronomers discovered the four largest celestial bodies immediately beyond Mars between 1801 and...Read More
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
Every four years we have an extra day added at the end of February and this is all because of our orbit around the Sun and the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian...Read More
In late June and early July, if the night skies are clear we will be treated to a view of Venus and Jupiter “dancing” in the sky towards conjunction, and the best thing is, it should be pretty...Read More
Newly spotted frozen world orbits in a binary star system.
New Zealand astronomers have played an important role in the discovery of an Earth-like planet in a binary star system located 3,000...Read More
On April 14, Mars – our nearest, potentially habitable planet – will be at closest approach, giving Earth dwellers an opportunity to view the red planet in extra detail.
In 2014 Mars reaches...Read More