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The 26 Best Places to See Stars in the World

There are many different places all around our planet that make for the perfect place to do some serious stargazing. A few different factors make some locations far better places to see stars than others,

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What do astronomers mean by light pollution?

There are many different terms that astronomers use in relation to astronomy, and some of them can be confusing. One term that we use a lot is light pollution, which is typically considered as a

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What do astronomers mean by a constellation?

There’s a lot of different things to understand about the night sky. With thousands of stars up there, it only makes sense that throughout history, people have looked up there and seen different images in

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How to Set Up & Align a Reflector Telescope

Learning how to use a reflector telescope properly is an art. Reflectors provide more power for their price in comparison to refractors, however you might need to invest a little time in the beginning setting

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What time is considered to be “dusk”?

Many people out there get confused about what dusk actually is. There are a lot of different terms that are thrown around like dusk, dawn, twilight and many more. It can be difficult to truly

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10 Awesome Astronomy Gifts for Kids

If you’re looking for some good astronomy gifts for kids, then there are a ton of different options out there to choose from. In fact, there are some many that it can be a little

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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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Astronomical Twilight – what does it mean?

If you’re interested in astronomy, then you’ll likely have heard of twilight. However, there are different names for twilight, including astronomical twilight, civil twilight and nautical twilight. But how do these twilights differ to one

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What does Tidally Locked mean? | Explained

If you’re curious about what it means to be tidally locked, then you’re in the right place. Being tidally locked is an inevitability for many moons in our solar system, although some have managed to

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Reticulum Constellation

One of the smallest constellations up there in our night sky, Reticulum is known for being one of the constellations discovered by astronomer Nicolas Lacaille during his time spent in South Africa. This constellation is

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Sagitta Constellation

Sagitta is one of the smallest constellations in our night sky, and is also quite dim too. However, although it is small, it is very distinctive and a true representation of the object it’s meant

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Sculptor Constellation

Another one of the constellations discovered by Frenchman Nicolas Lacaille, Sculptor is one of the Southern constellations worth looking for if you’re in the Southern hemisphere. It has many stars in it, but they are

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Scorpius Constellation

If you’re looking at the Zodiac constellations, then one of the most visible in our night sky is Scorpius. Although it’s not visible throughout the entire year, when it is visible it is easily seen