It’s been an exciting few months at work and I have been making and even featuring in some videos to promote what we’re doing over the summer months and to explore some of the cool things we get to do generally. Continue reading
July is a great time of year to watch the sky in the northern hemisphere. In this post, you can find out about the lunar phases, the planets, stars and some of the other things of interest in the sky this month.
Today, the European Commision launched a website to encourage girls to take science-related subjects at school and for women to pursue careers in science research. It seems to have massively backfired though!
The passage of Venus across the Sun, as viewed from the Earth, was spectacular!
‘The Summer Triangle’ can be easily found in the evening sky over the summer months in the northern hemisphere.
Get ready for the astronomy highlight of the year and a rare, almost once-in-a-lifetime event – the transit of Venus is a must-witness skywatching experience.
Admit it! You don’t know what you’re eating! Okay, maybe that’s a little unfair. You probably know roughly what you’re consuming from meal to meal; maybe even looking at the ingredients on the back of the packet(!); but I’ll bet you don’t know the total breakdown of how much of each of the food groups you’re putting into your body and if that’s meeting the recommended daily amounts.
The month of May brings with it increasingly longer hours of daylight which does make stargazing more tricky and for the real night owls amongst us who are prepared to stay up into the wee small hours; but there’s always something in the sky to more than justify the effort to look up regularly.
When it comes to constellations, only one other occupies a larger area of our field of vision in the sky than that of the virgin goddess, Virgo (and that’s Hydra – the water snake). Let’s take a closer look then at this patch of our sky and unearth what it has to discover.
Last observed in 2004, the transit of the planet Venus will be one of, if not, the, astronomy event of 2012.