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View from a Scope | June 22, 2018

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Solar System

Totally Extreme Stargazing

July 18, 2015 |

As far as stargazing goes it doesn’t get more extreme than looking at our own Sun. In this article i will go through the steps needed to safely look at the Sun through a telescope. I will also try and … Continue reading

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The pale blue dot – I love this quote from Carl Sagan – something that would do us all good to keep in mind

July 16, 2014 |

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our … Continue reading Read More

Advances in Astrophotography – Early Images of Planets

August 25, 2013 |

After Daguerre success photographing the Moon, it became clear that photography will have a great impact on astronomy.

However it was not until 1858 that the first success came in photographing a body contained within our … Continue reading Read More

4 Seasons in a Year

May 27, 2013 |

Why does the Earth have Seasons?

At the moment, in Ireland anyway the weather is crazy. It seems like we are having 4 seasons in one day. This I cannot explain. What I can explain however is why the earth has … Continue reading

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