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Facts that you did not know about our Moon

Most of the planets in our Solar System have moons and Earth has only one. Many languages have bonny locution for Moon; its ‘Lune’ in French, ‘Mond’ in German, ‘Selene’ in Greek, and ‘Al-Qamar’ in Arabic. We call moon “the Moon” because for a long ti ...

9 Objects you must see with your binoculars.

Think you need to buy an expensive telescope to spy some astronomical stuff in the night sky? Think Again. You can see some surprising astronomical stuff with the help of your binoculars. Get a clear dark sky away from the city lights and you are ...

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WHAT IS A BLACK HOLE?

"None of the universal laws apply to them. They are the rebels who got away.” Black holes are the weirdest objects you could ever stumble across in the universe. What makes them so weird is that we know very little about them because all the laws of ...

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5 objects you can see from the city skies

  In recent times, human civilization has reached new heights in terms of urbanization. The invention of electricity and light bulbs has been a stepping stone in the development of modern cities. Though humans have made remarkable progress in mo ...

Solar Eclipse by Stargazing Mumbai

Eclipses – an overview

What is it that not just astronomers, but all populace looks forward to, happens twice a year, and is one of the most beautiful things to experience? You guessed it right – An eclipse! We have heard about the two types of eclipses – solar and luna ...

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The Great Conjunction

We have all been enjoying the Jupiter-Saturn pair close-in beside the Milky Way core since the last year, and it is time for the climax now! On 21st of Dec 2020, this duo of the largest planets in our solar system will come extremely close to each o ...

Geminides meteor shower at Dehene

Geminids Meteor Shower

    Are you excited for the forthcoming year? Needless to say, YES..!, but before that, encounter some terrific meteor showers this month. The month hails the beginning of the strongest meteor shower of the year- the Geminids. Get ready for a two-wee ...

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GALAXIES

You are reading this blog sitting on a Pale Blue Dot which is a part of a Solar System which is a part of even larger structure called as Milky Way Galaxy or also known as “Aakash Ganga” in Indian Astronomy. The Milky Way was seen since around 400 BC ...

Stargazing at Dehene

6 best places to stargaze Near Mumbai

Nightclubs and beer pong are passé. It’s time to up the ante and indulge in new hobbies or new experiences. City life can get monotonous, and we all seek experiences that feel enriching and lend some inspiration to our work-driven lives. Back in th ...