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Titan for the Holidays

You could decide to go swimming or sailing on Titan. In the recent issue of Science scientists conclude that Saturn’s moon Titan indeed has lakes of liquid methane. Cold at 180 degrees Celcius below zero,…


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A Full Moon

Today it’s a full Moon. If it’s dark and clear outside, this is generally not a good time for either stargazing or for Moon observation. As the near side of the Moon is fully lit…


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Sun ‘n’ Moon

Next to some other highly interesting and high quality freeware applications for your Pocket PC there’s a plugin for your today screen called Sun ‘n’ Moon. See sunrise and sunset, Moonrise and -set for up…



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The Solar Cycle

The Sun is an active girl – or guy if you like. There’s a cycle of activity every eleven years. At the peak, sunspots are plenty, at a low, there’s hardly a sunspot in sight….


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GraphDark

With GraphDark, a very simple program, you can draw graphs showing you when Sun, Moon and planets rise and set. These graphs are well known from astronomy magazines like Sky & Telescope.


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The Good and the Bad

The Internet is a vast resource for astronomical information. Usenet is a part of it. There are a lot of groups aiming specifically at certain countries, and unfortunately also a lot of groups mainly populated…