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Gobi Ultramarathon 50km

On the 8th November 2015 over a hundred runners assembled on the edge of the Gobi Desert in China to run 50km. Runners had come from all around the world for this experience. 1,543 more words

How we celebrated IYL 2015

On October 19th, President Obama opened the White House lawn to host an event for thousands of stars. These stars were not celebrities, however, but those actual giant balls of gas and dust found throughout our Milky Way galaxy. 590 more words


2nd IAU Meeting

This event will happen on January 5, 2016.  IAU members and any member who is interested in the running of HKTX.  Likely to happen in Texas Burger near Tin Hau.


Astronomer Tim Spahr Sheds Light on Pluto Discoveries

Tim Spahr, the former director of the Minor Planet Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, spoke about the results of the New Horizons NASA mission to Pluto at the SciTech Café in Amherst on Monday, Sept. 529 more words

Science gives Pluto its day in the sun

The first peer-reviewed scientific paper about the New Horizons probe’s July flyby past Pluto lays out puzzling evidence that suggests the dwarf planet isn’t frozen in time. 109 more words


Celebrating Cosmic Light around the world

Cosmic Light is a program launched by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) celebrating the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL 2015). Invited by the IYL 2015 Steering Committee to organise activities under the Cosmic Light theme for IYL2 015, the IAU recognised the importance of light for astronomy and provided full support to the idea that technology leading to greater energy efficiency is key to the preservation of dark skies. 1,272 more words


Australian Ultra Runners at the 28th IAU 100km World Championships

Race day was overcast and cool, ideal conditions for a 100km run.  I had been running for about 7 1/2 hours and really noticed that the running hard for an extended time on such a flat course was taking its toll on my quads and I had about an hour of running yet to do. 1,565 more words