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Constellation Gifts

- 25 November 2022

Constellation Gifts

Constellations are some of the most recognisable features of the night sky. They’ve inspired our imagination for thousands of years and continue to be sentimentally important to stargazers around the world. In this blog, we’ll look at the best constellation gifts available to buy right now.

Gifts for Stargazers

- 18 November 2022

Gifts for Stargazers

With the festive season quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about what to buy the budding astronomer in your life. There’s never been a more extensive choice of valuable and thoughtful items to enhance someone’s stargazing sessions, and in this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the best gift ideas available right now.

What Does Ursa Major Look Like?

- 10 November 2022

In a relationship dating back thousands of years, Ursa Major is one of our most recognisable constellations. It has inspired our art, poetry and mythology. We’ve even used it for navigation. But what does Ursa Major look like? In this blog, we’ll tell you everything you need to know.

What Is the Orion Constellation?

- 30 October 2022

In this article we'll answer the question: what is the Orion constellation?

On any given evening, the night sky offers a host of beautiful and fascinating objects for us to study and admire. But one constellation has been grabbing our attention for thousands of years. In this blog, we’ll answer the question: what is the Orion constellation?

NASA Announces Team for Independent UFO Study

- 25 October 2022

Have you ever gazed at the night sky and wondered if a being on a planet orbiting one of the stars above you is also staring out into the cosmos? Or maybe you’re convinced you’ve seen strange lights flashing in the sky? Well, a new study from NASA might just start to answer some of these questions.

What Is a Star?

- 18 October 2022

Picture the scene: It’s a clear night, and you’ve managed to get away from the harsh lights of the city. In the darkness, you look up and are rewarded for your efforts with a view of pure natural beauty. Perhaps you see our moon or maybe even some of the planets of our solar system. But without a doubt, you can see thousands of sparkling, shimmering orbs that we call stars. You’ve probably spent time examining the stars, but have you ever stopped to think, what is a star? In this guide, we’ll help you learn everything you need to know about the life-givers of the universe.

What Are Constellations?

- 11 October 2022

At first glance, the night sky appears to be… well, precisely what it truly is: a random and massive collection of stars from across our galaxy. But look a little closer, and you’ll quickly see that some of those dots connect into familiar shapes. In this guide, we’ll help you answer the question: what are constellations?

Astronomy Gifts for 2022

- 6 October 2022

If you’re looking for a gift for a budding astronomer, then you’re in luck – there are plenty of great options out there to suit all budgets and interests. Whether it’s keepsakes and ornaments or something to enhance your space enthusiast’s stargazing, here are some ideas for astronomy gifts that are available right now.

How to Find the North Star in the UK

- 6 October 2022

We’ve looked towards the night sky to appreciate its beauty for thousands of years, but we’ve also put those twinkling orbs to good use for almost as long. The ancient Greeks initially favoured using the Ursa Major and Orion constellations as their signposts. However, there’s one star that has been the favourite marker for northern hemisphere navigators throughout most of our recorded history – Polaris, also known as the North Star. In this blog, we’ll help you learn how to find the North Star in the UK.