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If you put all of the stars in the night sky together, how bright would Earth’s sky be?
What would happen if a wave of a magic wand put all the stars together in the night sky?
When was Polaris first discovered as the North Star?
Has Polaris always been known as the North Star?
Why do some planets appear to move backwards through the sky?
You might not be aware, but planets can gradually change direction in the sky. We find out why
Perseid meteor shower 2019: when, where and how to see it
Spectators can expect to see between 10-15 Perseids per hour or maybe slightly more at the peak
Why can’t I see red dwarf stars with the naked eye?
The nearest star to our Sun is a red dwarf but why is it a struggle to see it?
Which comet takes the longest to orbit the Sun?
What is the longest-period comet we know about?
Heroes of Space: Gerard Kuiper
This determined astronomer changed our understanding of the Solar System
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On 21 January skywatchers across many parts of the world will be able to see a total eclipse of the Moon
Heroes of Space: Charles Messier
The pioneer of the sky created the catalogue of deep sky objects.
What’s the heaviest star cluster?
We find out who’s the heftiest stellar family of them all
Heroes of Space: Isaac Newton
The life and work of one of the world’s greatest scientific minds
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What would astronomy be like on Mars?
We find out what you’d be able to see if you were a Martian stargazer
How much hydrogen does a star have?
We find out what that magic amount is to keep a star alive
Can I see the Magellanic Clouds from the Northern Hemisphere?
Is it possible to catch the Southern Hemisphere’s Magellanic Clouds at the furthest northern latitude?
How much of the universe does the Milky Way block us seeing?
Does the Milky Way block our view of stars in the night sky?
Heroes of Space: Nicolaus Copernicus
The Polish astronomer who revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Solar System.
What is absolute and apparent magnitude?
How do we measure the brightness of objects in the night sky?