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It is almost time for Twilight at the Museums, where the consortium of Cambridge museums stays open to the witching hour of, um, half past eight. 270 more words

January 11 - Oberon and Titania

January 11th 1787 was a good day for William Herschel.  Not many of us get to discover even one major moon in a lifetime, but on this particular day in history Herschel was fortunate enough to find both the largest moon of Uranus, … 187 more words


The Distance Modulus Method

One of the fundamental requirements for astronomy to work as a science is the need to accurately measure the distances to objects. Astronomers have developed a series of methods for measuring stellar and cosmic distances, which fit together and inform each other. 1,340 more words

Book Preview - The Stargazer's Sister by Carrie Brown

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, both currently and historically. You would think that a greater effort would be made to acknowledge and educate the public about those women who… 654 more words

Book Talk

The Faith of Georgian England

Once again we are thrilled to welcome our guest, the lovely Regan Walker, author of a Christmas story, ‘ The Holly & The Thistle‘ (full details of how to purchase her book are given below). 3,438 more words


Planets of our Solar System: Uranus

today lets see some stuff about Uranus!
Uranus was named after the god of sky. It is third largest planet but fourth in mass. 416 more words


November 15 - Asteroid 21 Lutetia

Asteroid 21 Lutetia was discovered on November 15th 1852 by Hermann Goldschmidt.  It’s about 100 km (60 miles) in diameter, is irregularly shaped,  fairly dense and heavily cratered. 200 more words