OSR Guide

The OSR Guide will guide you through the magic of our universe. Here you will find out how to name a star, and all there is to know about naming a star after someone.

What Are Auroras?

- 1 May 2023

What Are Auroras?

For thousands of years, humans have been fascinated by auroras, colourful light displays in the night sky. But what are auroras? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the beautiful natural phenomena, examining the cause, types, and myths of auroras.

How To Find Meteorites

- 30 April 2023

How To Find Meteorites

Catching a glimpse of a shooting star can be a mesmerising experience. But how about finding your very own meteorite that’s made its way through space to right here on Earth? In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to find meteorites.

Why Is Pluto Not a Planet?

- 1 March 2023

Why Is Pluto Not a Planet?

For over 70 years, Pluto was proudly part of the Solar System Planet Club until the International Astronomical Union revoked its membership in 2006. But what changed for Pluto to lose its planetary status? In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know.

What Is a Wormhole?

- 21 February 2023

What is a wormhole?

A favourite plot device of any science fiction writer, wormholes and their potential to allow travel over vast distances have inspired our imaginations just as much as they have inspired cinema. But what is a wormhole? In this article, we’ll look at the theories and facts and discuss whether these incredible intergalactic highways could be real.

What Is the Kuiper Belt?

- 2 February 2023

When you think of the Solar System, your first thought probably goes to either the Sun or one of its orbiting planets. But beyond the path of Neptune lies a frontier of which we are only just beginning to scratch the surface. In this article, we’ll delve into the icy world of the Kuiper Belt.

Did Ancient Astronauts Visit the Dogon People?

- 1 February 2023

Did ancient astronauts visit the Dogon people?

Many civilisations throughout history have had insightful knowledge of the world around them, even extending to the stars. But sometimes, a particular culture knows more than seems likely, leading you to wonder – how did they know that? In this article, we’ll look at the story of Mali’s Dogon people and their unlikely knowledge of the stars.

Is the Universe Infinite?

- 4 January 2023

Is the Universe Infinite?

There’s no doubt about it – the universe is BIG. We’re reasonably sure that the part of the universe we can see is around 93 billion light years across. But how big is the whole universe, and does it go on forever? In this article, we’ll consider the question: is the universe infinite?

What Is the Fermi Paradox?

- 18 December 2022

What is the Fermi paradox?

The observable universe is 93 billion light-years across and filled with trillions of stars, many believed to play host to planets. Life should be absolutely everywhere… so why haven’t we heard from anyone yet? In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about the Fermi paradox.