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Mar 27
Astrotourism: where to observe the stars in Asia

Where to look at the starry sky in the vast Asian continent? From China to Japan’s mountain reserves, passing through the deserts of Mongolia and the volcanoes of Indonesia. A virtual tour of the best places for astrotourism in Asia. Astrotourism in Asia: the best places to see the stars The natural spectacle of the […]

Mar 22
Astrotourism: where to observe the stars in Oceania

Seeing the stars from the southern hemisphere can prove to be a unique and unforgettable experience. It is no coincidence that  many States, such as Australia and New Zealand, use the Southern Cross, a typical constellation of the southern hemisphere skies, as the main symbol on their flags. The skies in fact, thanks to the […]

Mar 15
The 8 best Astronomy Apps to learn about the Universe

Observing the celestial vault with optical instruments or with the naked eye, also using the Apps to see the stars, may not always be possible. This is mainly due to light pollution, which makes it almost impossible to sometimes enjoy the celestial spectacles. In addition, even the reduced view that we can have when looking […]

Mar 03
The sky of March 2020: spectacular conjunctions at dawn

The sky of the month of March 2020. Before dawn we will witness very interesting conjunctions, between the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn first, and then between the various planets. The conditions of visibility for the winter constellations are still excellent, but they are moving south-west. Here is an overview of the sky of March […]

Feb 17
Moon Eclipse 2020: when, where and how to observe them

This year it opened, from an astronomical point of view, with a partial penumbral eclipse of the Moon on January 10, 2020. The Earth on that occasion, was aligned with the Sun and the Moon. The twilight of the Earth partially obscured the Moon, in the full phase. The penumbra is the outermost part of […]

Feb 11
Luca Parmitano returning from the ISS: The mission is now to save the planet

The Beyond mission is over: Luca Parmitano returns from space On February 5, astronaut Luca Parmitano said goodbye to the ISS and returned to Earth. It landed together with colleagues Cristina Koch and Aleksandr Aleksandrovič Skvorcov in the snowy steppes of Kazakhstan on February 6, 2020. A mission that lasted 201 days. On February 6, […]

Feb 10
5 interesting curiosities about the planet Mercury

5 curiosities about Mercury, tha smallest planet in the Solar System! It is one of the most difficult planets to observe, given its proximity to the Sun. Mercury will be at its maximum east elongation on February 10, 2020. On this evening and in the following, the planet will be visible from the northern hemisphere […]

Feb 05
Shooting stars 2020: when, where and how to observe them

Here are the most beautiful and suggestive “shooting stars” of 2020 A shooting star is the trail that forms in the sky when a meteor (an extraterrestrial rock) enters our atmosphere and due to the friction with the latter, the meteor ignites by tracing a luminous strip above our heads. The meteors in question can […]

Jan 31
Here are the main astronomical phenomena of the sky in February 2020

Here are the main astronomical phenomena of the sky in February 2020 The duet between Moon and Venus, Mercury which, at maximum east elongation, presents optimal visibility conditions. These and other wonders that heaven will offer us in February 2020. Let’s discover them together… Planets and conjunctions Mercury – This month opens with the maximum […]

Jan 23
How to see Betelgeuse, the Alpha star of the Orion constellation

The star of this month is definitely the Betelgeuse star, the “left shoulder” of the hunter Orion and the summit of the asterism of the Winter Triangle. In this article we will find out how to see Betelgeuse in the night sky… Betelgeuse is a variable star, that is, its brightness varies over time. In […]

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