Author: Alan

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Project Gemini – How many missions were there?

Only the second human spaceflight program after Mercury, project Gemini lasted five years between 1961 and 1966. The goal of Project Gemini was to develop skills and technologies required for the Apollo missions, including rendezvous,

Could we live on Neptune?

In recent years, astronomers have considered the possibility of humans moving to another planet more seriously. We can easily see this from the amount of private companies out there like SpaceX, which is trying to

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Reflecting vs Refracting Telescopes – Which to Choose

Reflecting and refracting telescopes, along with Catadioptric telescopes, are the three main telescope types. However, the majority of people mainly use reflectors and refractors when you’re just starting out. So if you’re in the market

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Octans Constellation | The Octant (Circle)

Known for actually being one of the hardest constellations to see in the night sky, Octans is actually the pole star of the Southern hemisphere. Finding Octans is a great way to be able to

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Twilight vs Dusk – What is the Difference?

Many people get confused between the difference between twilight and dusk. Whilst they’re around the same period of time as each other, we generally refer to them as different periods of time when the Sun

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Best Barlow Lens for your Telescope [2021]

When you’re buying accessories for your telescope, a good Barlow lens is often where people. Aside from being relatively cheap, they’re one of the most practical ways to see more when you’re looking at the

20 Universe Facts You Should Know in 2020

When you’re trying to learn about the Universe, you need to keep an open mind. Some of the facts and things we know today about the universe are quite mind blowing, but thankfully in the

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5 Easy Constellations for Kids to Spot

When you’re just getting started in astronomy, it can be difficult to know which constellations to look out for. There are some many of them up in the sky, it can be really difficult to

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Gskyer 600x90mm Telescope Review

When you’re looking at getting a new telescope, it’s worth looking at the Gskyer brand. Whilst you might not be as familiar with them as other brands like Celestron, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider