Stargazing for Dummies by Steve Owens: Book Review

Stargazing for Dummies – One of the best books to buy!

Stargazing for Dummies, book

Stargazing For Dummies. If you have a passing interest in the night sky. Are just starting out in astronomy, or are already a seasoned astronomer. Then this is the book for you.

Read on to find out even more about this brilliant guide book. For sky watchers of all levels.

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Orion Constellation – Mighty Guardian of Winter Skies

Orion Constellation

The Orion Constellation – Mighty Guardian of Winter Skies

Out of all the constellations in the night sky, one of the most well known and obvious is Orion. Anyone just looking up at the winter sky can’t help but notice this celestial wonder. Orion is probably the most striking of all the constellations. Let’s explore it some more. (more…)

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018 – Most Reliable This Year

Geminid Meteor Shower Eye Of the Needle Credit: David Kingham Photography - @davidkingham

Geminid Meteor Shower Eye Of the Needle Credit: David Kingham Photography – @davidkingham

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018

The Geminid meteor shower is the grand finale of astronomical events in 2018.  It’s also the most reliable and prolific meteor shower of the year.

This year, the Moon won’t be present on the evening of the Geminids peak.  Therefore, the sky will be dark which will reveal even more of the fainter meteors.

The Geminids are well known for having plenty to see with the brighter meteors/ fireballs being spectacular!  Read on to find out when, how, and more. (more…)

Kids Books – Stargazing, Science, Space and A Whole Lot More

Kids Books – Astronomy, Space and A Whole Lot More…

Kids Books For Christmas: Tis the season to be jolly and Christmas Presents are foremost on our minds. Kids Books have always been the perfect Christmas gift and a gift for all seasons.

For Christmas this year, the Meteorwatch team have put together a fine collection of kids books which are out of this world. There are books to please stargazers and books to impress wannabe astronauts and more! It can be hard work thinking about what Christmas presents to buy friends and loved ones. So we made this kiss book list to help you.

There is also a more general list of Space and Astronomy books here  You can also check out Space Gift Ideas for kids here.

Pour a glass of festive cheer and enjoy the list of Kids books here:

Please read on for some great kids book ideas for Christmas. There are no spammy pop-ups, spammy articles, or the need to click through endless pages. Just scroll down the list effortlessly. (more…)

Santa ISS Passes – Santa’s International Space Station Practice Runs

Santa, ISS, International Space Station, Father Christmas

Santas ISS Passes – Watch Santa (The International Space Station) on his Practice Runs.

Santas ISS: For the past few years, we’ve had some great festive fun in the UK with International Space Station passes in December.

Many Parents, grandparents and guardians have told their little ones that the ISS is actually Santa on his practice runs.  This sounds silly to some, but many small children with playful adults found it magical and really thought they could see Santa!

Will your children see Santa on his practice runs this year?  Perhaps they are too old now and know it’s the Space Station.  Regardless, the ISS is an amazing sight to behold and we can use it to spread some extra magic and inspire them to find out more about Space this Christmas.   Read on to find out more.

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Morningstar Venus – Bright Wonder of Winter Morning Skies

Venus and Mercury Credit: Szabolcs Nagy from the VirtualAstro Flickr group

Morningstar Venus – This Winters Brilliant Morning Object

Morningstar Venus: If you’re up early before sunrise this winter, you will notice the unmissable Morningstar Venus. Venus will be shining brightly in the eastern sky before the sun rises. It will also be visible for a short time after sunrise due to being so bright!

Venus became the “Morningstar” early in November and will become more and more spectacular. Read on to find out more.

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Books – Astronomy, Space and A Whole Lot More

Books – Astronomy, Space and A Whole Lot More…

Books For Christmas: Tis the season to be jolly and Christmas Presents are foremost on our minds. Books have always been the perfect Christmas gift and a gift for all seasons.

For Christmas this year, the Meteorwatch team have put together a fine collection of books which are out of this world. There are books to please armchair astronomers and books to impress wannabe astronauts and more! It can be hard work thinking about what Christmas presents to buy friends and loved ones. So we made this book list to help you.

Pour a glass of festive cheer and enjoy the list of books here:

Please read on for some great book ideas for Christmas. There are no spammy pop-ups, spammy articles, or the need to click through endless pages. Just scroll down the list effortlessly. (more…)

Photograph the International Space Station (ISS)

International Space Station

Long Exposure Photograph of the ISS Credit: Mark Humpage

Photograph the International Space Station (ISS)

Photograph the International Space Station (ISS): If you have seen the International Space Station (ISS) pass over a few times with your own eyes, (here’s a guide to seeing the ISS) you may want to have a go at photographing it.

Photographing the International Space Station ISS is very worthwhile and gratifying. There are two basic methods; one being easy and the other being a little more difficult. Both methods are incredibly rewarding and good results can be obtained fairly quickly, once you have mastered the basics. (more…)

Christmas Presents – 50 Awesome Space Gift Ideas for Kids.

Christmas Presents

50 Awesome Space Christmas Presents – Helpful Gift Ideas for Kids.

Christmas Presents: Tis the season to be jolly and Christmas presents are foremost on our minds. Therefore the Meteorwatch team have put together a fine collection of children’s Christmas presents which are out of this world. Instead of the usual guides and articles, we have simply put some space-related gift ideas together for you – It’s Christmas!  There are Christmas presents to please the tiniest Space Cadets and gifts to impress the more grown up Space Rangers. It can be hard work thinking about what Christmas presents to buy friends and loved ones. So we made this gift list so you don’t have too.

There is also a full list of Kids Gift Ideas on amazon here. It should help find that perfect gift or stocking filler.

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