Partial Solar Eclipse Will Occur Tomorrow (October 25, 2022)
If you're in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, or India, you should be able to witness a partial solar eclipse tomorrow, October 25. This is when the Moon covers only a part of the Sun instead of the entirety, which is known as a total solar eclipse. Remember to keep your eyes safe and watch with a special solar filter or by looking at the Sun's reflection.
Orionid Meteor Shower Will Peak Tomorrow Night (October 21, 2022)
Tomorrow night, October 21, the Orionid meteor shower will peak with as many as 20 meteors per hour on average. The meteors will appear to radiate from the Orion constellation. I hope you will be able to enjoy this month's largest meteor shower!
Monthly Stargazing Calendar for October 2022
Like last month, this will be an eventful one, including several meteor showers and a partial solar eclipse. Take a look at all of these astronomical events that await us this month in this stargazing calendar for October 2022.
Monthly Stargazing Calendar for September 2022
After a long hiatus, we at CosmoBC decided to bring back the monthly stargazing calendar. We hope to help you keep track of the best astronomical events you may wish to observe in the night sky this coming month of September.
The Resurgence of Astrology
Astrology: Capricorn, Pisces, Scorpio... daily, weekly and monthly horoscopes. You know the thing. It’s easy to confuse with astronomy which is more telescopes and rocket launches. While an astrologist might argue they are the same thing, an astronomer will vehemently refute this. There has always been a lot of doubt and scepticism about the validity of astrology.
The ESA Just Released the Most Comprehensive Image of the Milky Way
On a clear night, we can look up at the night sky and see our galaxy – The Milky Way – spinning away in the blackness. Even with the naked eye, it’s a magnificent sight to behold, but we can’t hope to pick out individual stars and planets at that distance. The European Space Agency, and the Gaia Spacecraft team have just released the largest and most comprehensive image of our home galaxy ever. Let’s take a look at the sheer amount of information contained in this image, the different ways that you can enjoy it, and what astrometry are hoping to find in this massive stellar picture. Gaia Imagery…
Stargazers App is About to Revolutionize the Universe of Astronomy
Stargazers app is the first mobile app which allows everyone to control Stargazers.Space telescopes from its own tablet, then take and share live pictures of space in just a few touches on a screen. “Imagine being able to contemplate the observable universe from the comfort of your living room. Go from the heart of the Milky Way, to the clouds of Magellan, sailing by the sun and the planets of our Solar System.” An innovative project Stargazers app is an app connected to an IoT device. This solution allows users to control a telescope from a tablet and broadcast live video streams providing images of the Sky. Any user can…
Light Pollution Solutions
When Apollo 17 launched in 1972, one of the commentators memorably announced: “it’s lighting up the sky!” A beautiful turn of phrase, but also something that many astronomers might have heard and muttered in response: “well… what isn’t?” Light pollution has been a problem for decades now, yet it’s still one that many amateur astronomers struggle with. Unless you live in a remote region, the chances of seeing much from your own backyard seemingly diminish every year. As civilization grows, our view of the night sky is becoming more and more clouded by light. To an extent, there is not much you can do about this, unless you happen to…
How Beginners Can Safely Observe Solar Prominences, Filaments & Flares
Two things set the Sun apart from all other stars in the Universe: it does not belong to any constellation, and it is close enough to Earth to be observed and studied in exquisite detail with nothing more than modest amateur equipment, which equipment includes smart phones. Consider the image below; it was made from a video taken with a web cam attached to a small, dedicated solar telescope as opposed to a smart phone, and it shows almost everything that can occur on the Sun simultaneously- in a single image.
Top Mistakes Beginning Astronomers Make
Amateur astronomy is not for everybody, just like golf or football is not for everybody, but if you are sure that you want to take up the hobby of gazing at the Universe (or at least some of it) in your free time, you need to get the basics right. Getting it wrong, like so many other beginner amateurs have done, means that your expensive new equipment will almost certainly end up gathering dust in your garage – never to see starlight again. So how does a beginning amateur astronomer get the basics right? Quite easily in fact, and the best part is that you don’t have to spend money…