• Astronomy
  • Our Star

    Fantastic image of our local star! Absolutely stunning. The diameter of the Sun is about 109 times that of Earth, and it has a mass about 330,000 times that of Earth, accounting for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System. Chemically, about three quarters of the Sun’s mass consists of hydrogen, whereas […]

  • Astronomy
  • Viewing Jupiter and Saturn!

    There is little doubt that when viewing planets in our solar system the two most likely to elicit a gasp of surprise from a first time planetary viewer are Jupiter and Saturn. In recent weeks Jupiter has been rising at a time early enough to be high in the horizon by 9pm. If you view […]