NASA Artemis: Human Lander Awards

Last night, NASA announced the companies they had selected to design new landers to take the next generation of astronauts to the Moon. This is the latest in NASA partnerships with private companies, something essential to carry out the hugely ambitious Artemis program. Announced via media teleconference, these companies will be tasked with developing landers …

Hubble Space Telescope 30th Anniversary

Today is the 30th anniversary of the most influential telescope in history! Over the years, the Hubble Space Telescope has given us bucketloads of astronomical discoveries and countless images from up there in space. So, today’s the perfect day to learn all about what makes Hubble so special. What is the Hubble Space Telescope? First …

Conjunctions in Astronomy

This Sunday 26th April, the three-day-old Moon will be in conjunction with the brightest planet, Venus. Conjunctions are a brilliant example of astronomical phenomena you can observe from your back garden with your own two eyes! They occur when astronomical objects appear close to each other in the sky. When these objects are particularly bright, …

Lyrids Meteor Shower 2020 – How You Can View It

Meteors, or, as they’re sometimes known, shooting stars, are one of the most magical sights in the night sky. People all over the world make wishes when they see one! Catching a glimpse of that elusive streak across the sky can seem a difficult task, but they are actually more common than you might think. …