Taurid’s Meteor Shower

This Saturday night you might be looking forward to heading out, sitting by a fire and watching some incredible fireworks. It’s not just the man made fireworks you might see though, on 4th and 5th November the annual Taurid meteor shower reaches its peak. This has been going on since September 7th and will end […]

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Schiaparelli

Yesterday at approximately 2:42 GMT the Italian built Schiaparelli module separated from its carrier (the trace gas orbiter – TGO) around Mars. Named after the 19th century astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli – best known for his descriptions of the surface of Mars – it is due to drop down onto the red planet on Wednesday 19th […]

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Constellations and Mythology

Constellations and Mythology The familiar constellations we see in the night sky are steeped with history and mythology. Cultures from across the world have always placed great importance in the night sky and this in turn inspired their myths, legends and stories. In this post we’ll explore some of the most interesting mythology surrounding the […]

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Why Name A Star?

Reasons To Name A Star You might ask, why should I name a star? Naming a star can be a perfect gift suitable for any occasion. If you’re looking for a unique, memorable and personalised gift for your loved one you can’t get much better than a name a star gift set! Birthdays Want to […]

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Juno Mission

“Juno sang and it was a song of perfection”. These are the words of Rick Nybakken on 5th July as the Juno spacecraft completed it’s five year long and 1.8 billion mile journey and was able to successfully enter orbit around Jupiter. As it approached Jupiter it was travelling at an incredible 266,000 km per […]

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Top Space Apps

Stargazing can be an incredible experience. It can also be difficult for the amateur astronomer, luckily though there’s an app for that! That’s why this week Star-Name-Registry is providing you a list of the top apps to help you find your place in the universe. Exoplanet (Free, iOS) Exoplanet is an interactive catalogue  of all […]

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