Binocular Observing: Jupiter

Named after the Ancient Roman king of the gods, Jupiter dominates the other planets in stature. It is roughly 1,300 times bigger than the Earth. Its staggering size makes it…

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Binocular Observing: Mars

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Humans have had an enduring fascination with our neighbouring red planet. From H.G. Wells & David Bowie to Andy Weir & Elon Musk, Mars is a recurring feature in our literature, culture, and our plans for the far future. It has captivated our imagination and interest arguably more than any other planet in the Solar System, constantly surprising us with new revelations about its past – polar caps, magnetic fields, and evidence of liquid water. (more…)

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