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Venus as Evening Star (December 2016)

Lately, you might have noticed what appears to be a very bright star prominently visible in the western horizon about an hour after sunset. This ‘star’ is in fact the planet… 106 more words

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Zodiacal Lights in Calapan (July 7, 2016)

I have finally seen and photographed the zodiacal lights (diffused white glow in the night sky caused by the reflection of sunlight on dust particles orbiting the Sun) from Calapan City, in the island of Mindoro. 134 more words

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2. What is a day, really?

Background Image by Moise Nicu via Wikimedia Commons.

The day is an ancient concept.  Imagine going back in time 5000 years.  You’re an early astronomer pondering nature’s cycles.   958 more words

Global Astronomy Month (April 2016)

Manila Street Astronomers (MSA) celebrates Global Astronomy Month this April by conducting a series of free public observations in various places in Metro Manila. Below are some of the photos taken yesterday during the observation at the UP Town Center in Diliman, QC. 47 more words

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Moon joins the five planets this weekend

Try to spot the alignment of the five planets as the moon joins them this weekend!

The alignment of the five planets can be seen from anywhere in the country (and in most parts of the world). 325 more words

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2016 Melbourne Sky Calendar

The 5mB PDF formatted 2016 Melbourne Sky Calendar is available for free download or print at

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5UrGeMeNFdtVTRwLVhVR2RTMTg/view?usp=sharing

Download it to a stick and get Officeworks to print it 4 pages to a sheet of A3 card for about $35 AUD, and give it to the person who has absolutely… 7 more words