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Seasons of Uranus : 21-Year Summers & Wild Tilts

Earth, with its familiar seasons, may seem straightforward, but the same cannot be said for other planets. While we cherish Earth’s uniqueness, it is equally important to explore the wonders of other worlds. Welcome to the cosmic dance of the seasons of Uranus! Unlike our familiar Earthly cycle, Uranus spins…

Herbig Haro objects: Amazing Starburst signposts to see in 2024

  In the depth of this universe, imagine a cosmic background far far away where the stars are born in the stellar nurseries known as Nebulae. In these starry nurseries, something extraordinary happens. There is a magical sight that scientists just can’t get enough of – the Herbig Haro objects.…

5 best places for Stargazing in the Himalayas

When one thinks of stargazing, stargazing in the Himalayas presents an opportunity of a lifetime for a stargazing enthusiast who is also in love with the Himalayan range. Imagine a canvas painted not with strokes, but with a breathtaking view of a million twinkling stars. The Milky Way stretches across…

Summer Triangle : Amazing Secrets of The 3 Celestial Giants

In the vast expanse of the summer night sky, the Summer Triangle, with its trio of brilliant stars—Deneb, Vega, and Altair—beckons, harboring captivating secrets waiting to be unveiled. As April strides in, bringing warmth and the sight of ripe mangoes everywhere, it’s like nature’s way of whispering, “Summer is coming!”…

Solar Eclipse 2024: Fascinating Points to Know

Solar eclipses have captivated humanity for millennia, igniting curiosity and inspiring scientific exploration. These breathtaking celestial events occur when the Moon aligns between the Earth and the Sun, resulting in the Moon obscuring the Sun’s light and causing its shadow to fall upon the Earth’s surface. Types of Solar Eclipses…

April 2024 Sky Wonders: Top Astronomy Events You Absolutely Can’t Afford to Miss

In April 2024, embrace a celestial spectacle with astronomy events like the predawn conjunction of the Moon and Mars, the alignment of the Moon and Venus, and the Lyrid meteor shower. While India won’t witness the total solar eclipse, the night sky promises awe-inspiring wonders for stargazers.

Milky Way’s Cosmic Spark: Revealing the Marvels of 2 star streams Shiva and Shakti

Explore the genesis of the Milky Way and Gaia’s discovery of ancient star streams named Shiva and Shakti. Delve into galaxies’ fundamentals and the formation of our cosmic home. Learn how these revelations reshape our understanding of the universe, offering a glimpse into its intriguing origins and vast complexities.

Can Indians Embrace the first Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of 2024?

Penumbral Lunar eclipses, less frequent than partial or total ones, result from Earth-Moon-Sun alignment. They’re subtle phenomena. Observing the 25th March 2024 eclipse in India hinges on factors like weather and Moon visibility. It’s advised to check local resources for precise details.

Top 6 Places in India with best night sky for stargazing and astrophotography

Stargazing enthusiasts flock to India’s Spiti Valley and Ladakh for unparalleled experiences. In Spiti Valley, high-altitude deserts offer clear skies, while Ladakh boasts stunning landscapes and minimal light pollution. From capturing the Milky Way to spotting constellations, these destinations promise unforgettable stargazing adventures and breathtaking astrophotography opportunities.

12P/Pons-Brooks: Will You See the “ Devil Comet” in 2024?

Move over, Halley’s Comet! This year, a different celestial visitor takes center stage: the “Devil Comet,” also known as Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks. While not as famous as its 76-year orbiting counterpart, the “Devil Comet” offers a captivating spectacle, gracing Earth’s skies. This year is your chance to witness it! Join us as…

4 Astronauts, 1 Dream: India Poised to Launch Its First Crewed Space Mission! The Gaganyaan

India’s Gaganyaan mission, scheduled for December 2024, will send four astronauts on a week-long journey into space. These astronauts, trained extensively in both India and Russia, signify a major milestone in the country’s space program. As excitement grows, ISRO works diligently on the uncrewed test flight, showcasing India’s dedication to exploring space with humans.

March 2024: Unleashing Amazing Astronomical Wonders!

March 2024 promises an array of celestial wonders, from lunar conjunctions with Mars, Venus, and Jupiter to the vernal equinox and Mercury’s greatest elongation. Don’t miss the penumbral lunar eclipse on March 24th, offering a subtle yet captivating lunar shadow play. It’s a month filled with excitement for stargazers!

George Abell’s Inspiring Legacy: A Pioneering Journey

Discover the remarkable journey of astronomer George Ogden Abell, from groundbreaking research to inspiring education. His legacy encompasses extensive contributions to astronomy, education, and science communication, leaving an enduring impact on future generations of astronomers and educators alike.

Top Astronomical Events in February- 2024

February 2024 offers celestial spectacles: Mars meets the Moon on the 3rd-4th, Saturn on the 7th, and Jupiter on the 16th. Mercury shines brightest on the 10th, Venus dazzles on the 13th, and Venus pairs with the Moon on the 24th. Mars and Neptune unite on the 28th. Stargazers, mark your calendars!

Amazing Astronomical Events in 2024, Total Solar Eclipse, Perseids Meteor Shower

Astronomy enthusiasts, buckle up for 2024—a cosmic roller coaster of meteor showers, eclipses, and celestial marvels. Dust off your telescopes, mark calendars, and brace for a year filled with awe-inspiring astronomical events that promise to showcase the universe’s most captivating wonders.

Starry Party in January: Join the Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2024

The annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks around January 4th and 5th, originating from the asteroid 2003 EH1. Known for intense, brief displays with bright fireballs, it’s one of the year’s strongest showers. Best observed pre-dawn in a dark sky, patience and clear weather enhance the experience.

Unraveling the Genius of Isaac Newton: From Education to Everyday Application

Isaac Newton, born in Woolsthorpe, England, in 1643, overcame a challenging childhood to become a pioneering figure in science. His “Principia Mathematica,” published in 1687, formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, revolutionizing physics. Newton’s work extended to mathematics, optics, and astronomy, leaving an enduring impact on the scientific method.

Spectacular Geminids Meteor Shower: Celestial Winter Wonder of 2023

The Geminids Meteor Shower, originating from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon, is a unique celestial event, distinct for its colorful meteors. Named after the Gemini constellation, it provides a dazzling display near Castor and Pollux. Best observed on December 13-14, this shower offers a breathtaking celestial spectacle during the festive season.

Top Astronomical Events in December 2023

December offers a perfect opportunity to explore the wonders of the night sky with longer nights and clearer skies. The month is filled with an impressive spate of meteor showers, close visual approaches of the celestial objects, and December solstice which marks the shortest day on the calendar or the longest night to do a lot of astronomy activities.

Upcoming best Meteor Showers in November & December: Leonids, Geminids, Taurids

There are a few things as fascinating to the human mind as the glimmering shower of meteors across the dark night sky. Whenever we look up, we expect to see the Moon, stars, and maybe even a galaxy or two on the clearest of nights- but you don’t always see meteors. Meteor showers are a transitory part of the night sky, which makes them that much more special. Affectionately called shooting stars, meteors are always a pleasure to witness (and to make special wishes).

Leonids Meteor Shower in India 2023; How to see it from Mumbai

In November 2023, sky gazers can anticipate the awe-inspiring Leonids meteor shower, a celestial event marked by a shower of bright streaks across the night sky. This annual spectacle promises a breathtaking display of shooting stars, creating a celestial canvas that captivates observers with its transient beauty.

Astronomical Events- November 2023, Leonid’s Meteor Shower, Jupiter Opposition

As we step into the month of November, the night sky promises to be a celestial canvas of wonders, offering astrophiles a breathtaking array of astronomical events. From the Leonid meteor shower to Jupiter in opposition to the full Beaver Moon, November 2023 is filled with amazing celestial spectacles that will leave us in awe.

Top 10 winter deep Sky Objects you can see from near Mumbai

Discover the top 10 winter deep-sky objects near Mumbai, post-monsoon. These celestial gems, from nebulae to star clusters, adorn the night sky. As the monsoon curtain lifts, stargazers are treated to a cosmic spectacle. Explore these wonders and embrace the magic of the winter night sky in Mumbai.

International Observe the Moon Night in Mumbai, 21st October 2023

During International Observe the Moon Night, we celebrate the Moon’s allure as a symbol of love, mystery, and cyclical change. It’s a familiar, easily observable celestial companion, guiding us through the months. Its stabilizing influence on Earth’s axis and rhythmic tides makes our planet more habitable and safer.

Astronomical Events in October 2023 : Starparty, Orionid Meteor Shower 

Astronomical Events in October 2023 brings an array of celestial marvels, from meteor showers to planetary alignments and lunar phenomena, filling the night sky with wonder. Mark your calendars for a month of breathtaking astronomical events that will illuminate our October nights with awe-inspiring beauty.

The Taurids Meteor Shower 2023, How to see it from Mumbai

The Taurids meteor shower, among the oldest and well-known, encompasses both the Southern Taurids and Northern Taurids. The Southern Taurids occur from September 10 to November 20, while the Northern Taurids are closely related. These showers originate from Comet Encke and are a delightful celestial event for stargazers.

The New Talk Of The Town: Comet NISHIMURA (Comet C/2023 P1). How to see it from India

Comets have always fascinated humanity, and now, Comet C/2023 P1, dubbed “The comet Nishimura,” is generating excitement. Predicted to illuminate our night sky, it may be visible without telescopes. This celestial wanderer’s captivating journey offers a chance for enthusiasts to witness its brilliance firsthand, a rare cosmic event.

Space Calendar September 2023

The timeless fascination with the universe persists, providing monthly celestial spectacles. In September 2023, occasional clear skies will allow easy viewing of astronomical events. Here’s your guide to the month’s cosmic highlights.
Here is your guide to the celestial events of September 2023:

Chandrayaan-3’s Triumph at the Moon’s South Pole

Amidst the cosmic ballet, our Moon shines as an enduring fascination. On August 23, 2023, India’s Chandrayaan-3’s graceful landing at the lunar south pole marked a significant achievement. This moment resonates not just in science but in the hearts of dreamers worldwide, adding a new chapter to our lunar saga.

CHANDRAYAAN 3- MOVIE AFTER THE LANDING!! Chandrayaan I, Chandrayaan II, Chandrayaan IV

Chandrayaan I, India’s 2008 lunar mission, achieved its primary goal of deploying a lunar rover using an Indian-made launch vehicle. It successfully landed on November 14, 2008, transmitting data to its mother satellite, including the discovery of water in lunar soil. Despite technical challenges, it operated for about 317 days, making significant scientific contributions.

Unexpected Glitch on Luna-25’s Journey: What Happened?

Russia’s Luna-25 spacecraft faced challenges during its approach to the moon’s landing orbit, launched on August 10, 2023, marking Russia’s return to lunar exploration after 47 years. Similar to Chandrayaan-3, both missions target the moon’s south pole, intending to study lunar elements like dust particles and plasma.

How India’s Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-3 Stands Apart from Luna-25

Chandrayaan-3 and Luna-25, two adventurous spacecraft, are in a thrilling race to the lunar South Pole, a challenging destination. Chandrayaan-3, with its rover, launched on July 14th, aims to land softly by August 23rd, while Russia’s Luna-25, sent after nearly 50 years, is set to orbit by August 16th, possibly landing by August 21st, in a close lunar rendezvous.

Saturn Closest to the Earth In August 2023: Where and How to watch it in India?

Sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in our solar system; Saturn has always amazed us with its beautiful and complex rings made up of chunks of ice and rock. It is a gas giant made mostly of hydrogen and helium. It is a seldom visited gem in our solar system with only a few missions visiting it including Pioneer 11,

Top 5 Spots in India to See Perseids Meteor Shower: August 2023

Get ready to witness a dazzling cosmic show as the Perseids Meteor Shower lights up the night sky this August! If you’re eager to catch shooting stars without the worry of rain or clouds, you’ve come to the right place. In August 2023, here are the top five best spots to experience the Perseids Meteor Shower in India, with clear and dry conditions ensuring an unforgettable celestial spectacle.

Next stop, the Moon!: Chandrayaan 3 executes Trans Lunar Injection (TLI)

Chandrayaan 3 has successfully executed the Trans Lunar Injection (TLI) maneuver and has begun its departure for the Moon.Chandrayaan 3 is ISRO’s third lunar exploration mission, and it is a follow-up to the Chandrayaan 1 and Chandrayaan 2 missions launched in 2008 and 2019 respectively. The spacecraft which was launched on 14 July 2023 aims to demonstrate a soft landing

The Perseids Meteor Shower 2023: where to look and best time to see them in INDIA

The Perseid Meteor Shower, a yearly celestial phenomenon, graces the night sky each August, reaching its peak mid-month. Named after the Perseus constellation, it captivates stargazers with a reliable, dazzling display of meteors. This annual event offers a chance to witness shooting stars throughout August.

Reimagining Lunar Landings: Chandrayaan-3’s Quest for Success. Satish Dhawan Space Center

Chandrayaan-3 is designed to demonstrate the lander and rover’s capabilities for safe landing and surface exploration. It will launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Sriharikota, using the Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (LMV-3). This mission follows Chandrayaan-2, showcasing India’s continued lunar exploration efforts.

Spiti Valley: A Paradise For Every Astrophile. Himalayas, Langza, Chicham Bridge, Mudh Village

Spiti Valley, concealed in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, offers a mesmerizing escape. Enveloped by snowy peaks, barren landscapes, and ancient monasteries, it enchants all who explore its breathtaking expanse. With rugged terrain and rich cultural heritage, Spiti Valley promises an unforgettable experience, leaving visitors awestruck.

Saturn’s Ensemble With Its Arena Of Mystical Moons. Titan, Enceladus, Iapetus, Mimas

Introduction Imagine our solar system, the planet that people are quick to remember is a planet with rings around it, Saturn! Placed 6th in our solar system thousands of miles from the Sun it is 10 times bigger than our green little home, Earth. Second only to its big brother…

Gemini: June’s Cosmic Twins and the Enchanting Wonders of the Zodiac. Mystical Twins, Jellyfish Nebula, Messier 35, Geminga

Welcome, fellow cosmic adventurers, to a celestial soirée like no other! Prepare to be dazzled as we delve into the mystical realm of the zodiac. Each month brings a different zodiac sign In this whimsical journey, we set our sights on the captivating constellation of Gemini, where the Twins beckon…

How to experience being noodles? spaghettification, Visualizing Spaghettification, black hole

"How to experience being noodles?" By Gaurav Gawade Introduction Prepare to have your mind blown. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be turned into noodles? To be stretched out into long, thin strands and pulled apart by the unimaginable gravitational forces of a black hole? It…

DIY Star Dial: How to Tell Time Using the Stars. Compass, Celestial Equator, Constellations.

A star dial is a fun and relatively simple DIY project to try if you’re a space enthusiast or just looking for a unique way to decorate your home. A star dial, also known as a nocturnal or astrolabe dial, is a device that uses the position of the stars…

What’s Hot: Astronomical Events to Look Forward to in June 2023. Summer Solstice, Northern Hemisphere, Jupiter and Saturn

“What’s Hot: Astronomical Events to Look Forward to in June 2023.” By Abhishek Panchal Many spectacular astronomical events are in store for us as we enter the month of June 2023. June promises to be a month full of breathtaking cosmic displays, from celestial dances to captivating meteor showers. These…

SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY. Twin Paradox, E = mc², Albert Einstein, General Relativity, Time Dilation

“SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY” By  Gaurav Gawade INTRODUCTION The special theory of relativity was derived by the popular physicist Albert Einstein and was published in 1905. It was undoubtedly a major breakthrough in the early 20th century in the field of science. The special theory of relativity brought a revolution…

The Top 5 Planetariums of India. Nehru Planetarium, Guwahati Planetarium, Pune IUCAA.

Do you know the Top 5 Planetariums in India?  With thriving progress in the fields of Science and Technology over the years, India has emerged as a significant contributor to the global technological platform. India has made strides in space exploration and IT, such considerable progress is driven by government…

Exploring the Mysteries of the Moon at the Poles: A Study of Moonrise and Moonset Phenomena

“Exploring the Mysteries of the Moon at the Poles: A Study of Moonrise and Moonset Phenomena” By Rohit Nair MOON- IT’S LIFE AND STORY It’s quite obvious that we all know what the MOON is! And those unaware of this buddy of Earth, let us see some of its interesting…

Experiencing Zero Shadow Day in Mumbai: A rare and Spectacular Astronomical Event

  A zero shadow day is a unique event that occurs when the Sun is positioned directly overhead at noon, causing objects on the ground to not cast any shadows. This phenomenon occurs because the Sun’s rays are perpendicular to the Earth’s surface, resulting in no visible shadows for a…

Chasing the Stars that Never Set: Exploring Circumpolar Stars & Constellations. Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Canis Major

“Chasing the Stars that Never Set: Exploring Circumpolar Stars Constellations.”  By Meet Panchal In the night sky, we frequently marvel at the beauty and wonder of the stars. But have you ever wondered if all the stars are circumpolar? Do they all revolve around the celestial poles, or are there…

Galactic Quick Fix: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Astrophysics in a Flash’. Astronomy, COSMOS

“Galactic Quick Fix: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Astrophysics in a Flash’” By Rohit Nair ABOUT THE AUTHOR If you have heard of some funny jokes or hilarious space facts on YouTube Shorts or in some podcast or famous shows like StarTalk and COSMOS related to Astronomy and Astrophysics, then you probably…

Top 5 High Energy Objects in the Universe. Supernova, black hole, Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)

“Top 5 High Energy Objects in the Universe.” by Vanij Lad Introduction The universe is full of fascinating objects that emit massive amounts of energy. From supernova to black holes, there are a variety of objects in space that are capable of releasing incredible amounts of energy that continue to…

The Lyrid Meteor Shower: Nature’s Own Fireworks Display in the Sky. Meteor Shower, Lyrid Meteor Shower, Lyra Constellation

“The Lyrid Meteor Shower: Nature’s Own Fireworks Display in the Sky” By Abhishek As the nights get longer and the skies darker, it’s time to gear up for one of nature’s most mesmerizing displays – the Lyrid Meteor Shower! If you are a stargazer or an astronomy enthusiast, mark your…

The Underdogs of the Night Sky: Lesser-Known Constellations. International Astronomical Union, Nicolas Louis de Lacaille

“The Underdogs of the Night Sky: Lesser-Known Constellations” By  Abhishek  The night sky has long been a source of wonder for people all over the world. For thousands of years, humans have looked up at the stars and seen patterns that they could connect with a myth. When we look…

WILL ELON MUSK SUCCEED IN MARS MISSION? Neuralink, OpenAI, SpaceX, Terran R

“WILL ELON MUSK SUCCEED IN MARS MISSION?” By Rohit WHO IS ELON MUSK??    Elon Musk, one of the top billionaires in the world, has made many remarkable to our world by introducing PayPal, which made international transactions easier. Tesla is one of the top tech companies in the world to…

How to Escape from the Black Hole

“How to Escape from the Black Hole” By Gaurav. Black holes are one of the most fascinating phenomena in the universe. They are regions in space-time where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape from its grasp. For a long time, black holes were considered to…

MISSIONS TO THE MOON BY NASA. Apollo 7 Mission, Apollo 11 Mission, SpaceX

“MISSIONS TO THE MOON BY NASA.” BY Aanchal Baria Do you know how many missions to the moon by NASA have been successful? Or Which was the first mission to the moon? Or How many manned missions to the moon have been accomplished? The moon has attracted humankind’s interest for…

Story of ninth planet: how it was kicked out of the planet club. Pluto, Solar System, Clyde Tombaugh

“Story of the ninth planet: how it was kicked out of the planet club.” By Aayushi Today, we all know that our solar system consists of the sun and the eight planets revolving around it. But this wasn’t always the case. In the late 90s, our solar system had nine…

What is Patrick’s order from Caldwell Catalog? Messier Catalog, Patrick Moore, Nebula

“What is Patrick’s order from Caldwell Catalog?” By Pratham The Caldwell catalog is a list of 109 galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters for amateur astronomers to see. Patrick Moore put up the list to supplement the Messier collection. Moore pointed out that while amateur astronomers use the Messier catalog as…

Messier Marathon: A Cosmic Race Against Time. Charles Messier, Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy

“Messier Marathon: A Cosmic Race Against Time.”  By Abhishek Are you an astronomy enthusiast looking for a new challenge? If you’ve ever looked up at the night sky and marveled at the vast expanse of stars and galaxies, you might have wondered how many of them are visible to the…

The Cosmic Collision That Shook the Solar System. Comet, Shoemaker Levy-9, celestial event, Jupiter

“The Cosmic Collision That Shook the Solar System.” By Aman Astronomers all across the world watched a remarkable celestial event in 1994: the collision of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet with Jupiter. This multi-day occurrence provided astronomers with an unparalleled opportunity to examine the biggest planet in our solar system in…

Our Picks for the Top 3 Best Telescopes for Beginners. Sky-Watcher, Telescope, astrophotography

“Our Picks for the Top 3 Best Telescopes for Beginners.” By Saikiran   We all have wondered about what lies in our little starry skies and have wished to take a closer look at the celestial realm. So, one will naturally have the question, “Where and how do I start?”.…

How to spot Milky-Way band in the night sky? Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way Band, Night Sky

“How to spot Milky-Way band in the night sky?” By Saikiran Summer skies bring glorious views of our own Milky Way galaxy to observers blessed with dark skies in the northern hemisphere. For many city dwellers, their first sight of the Milky Way comes during trips to rural areas –…

Can you go-kart on the rings of Saturn? Magnetic Field, Saturn, Go-Karting, low-gravity environment

“Can you go-kart on the rings of Saturn?” By Gaurav Gawade The rings of Saturn are a genuinely breathtaking sight to behold. Comprised of countless particles of ice and rock, these rings orbit the planet in a seemingly never-ending cycle. They are a wonder of the universe and have captured…

Interesting facts about the moon. Facts of Moon, Lunar Eclipse, Chandrayaan-1 mission

“Interesting facts about the moon” by Siddhesh Mhatre   The moon is the brightest and the largest object in our night sky, but most of us are not aware of the really intriguing facts about the Moon. Here are some interesting facts about the Moon that will blow your mind.…

The Mysterious Origins of the Pyramids. Polaris, Giza Pyramid, Orion Correlation Theory

“The Mysterious Origins of Pyramids” By Rohit Nair From the ancient period, Pyramids are considered to have connections with astronomy. Mainly, this concentrates on constellations, star patterns, sky maps, etc…  The main focus of this connection with astronomy lies around the Giza Pyramid Complex. This famous Egyptian Monument consists of…

How was the moon formed? Fission Theory, Accretion Theory, Capture Theory & Apollo Mission

“How was the moon formed?” Written by Aanchal Baria Do you know how the moon formed? Or when was the moon formed? To begin with, scientists believe the moon was formed about 60 – 175 million years after the solar system was born, during a Giant-Impact. A Giant-Impact is today’s…

The Spectacular Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus

[vc_column_text} ''The Spectacular Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus'' written by Saikiran Kumbhar How will the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus be seen? By the end of February and the beginning of March, astronomers will be in for a treat. In the evening sky, Jupiter and Venus will be seen near…

Are we alone? Is there Life in our Solar System apart from Earth?

''Are we alone? Is there Life in our Solar System apart from Earth?'' written by Nilesh Bandekar Are we alone in the universe? Is life unique & restricted only to Earth? Maybe Yes, maybe no! But knowing that our universe is so vast, the needle points in the direction of…

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), a comet that appeared after 50,000 years: How to see the green Comet??

''Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), a comet that appeared after 50,000 years: How to see it? Written by Meet Panchal. '' What is Comet C/2022 E3(ZTF): A comet is a tiny, icy object in the Solar System that begins to outgas when it approaches the Sun. This causes a ‘coma’ or…

Best Astronomical Events in 2023. Quadrantid Meteor Shower, Persid Meteor Shower, Comet flyby

"Best Astronomical Events in 2023, written by Aayush Mehta" Astronomical events like eclipses, oppositions and even meteor showers are all possible in your lifetime and with a set of binoculars, a modest telescope or even with the naked eye you can observe a variety of celestial events. The year 2022…

Highest increased in Lonar Lake water level after 20 years; Crater Ancient temples under water

''Highest increased in Lonar Lake water level after 20 years written by Meet Panchal'' Lonar Lake is an eroded remnant of a large crater made by a meteorite impact during the Pleistocene Epoch. It has reached its highest level in twenty years. The increased in water level has caused some…

Top 5 Space Applications for Space Enthusiast

''Top 5 Space Applications for Space Enthusiast written by Siddesh Mhatre'' New to Stargazing? Don’t know which apps are worthwhile? No worries we got your back. As in our everyday life, we often find ourselves in the position of not knowing what we need. So, we at Stargazing Mumbai want…

Geminids Meteor Shower 2022 best to be view on 14th December Night

''Geminids Meteor Shower 2022 peak on 14th December Night'' written by Saikiran Kumbhar. Are you excited about the upcoming year? Needless to say, YES..!, but before that, witness some colossal spectacle of meteor showers this December. Get ready to encounter a two-week-long glee of the strongest meteor shower of the…

Beautiful Leonids Meteor shower 2022 peak on 17th November Night

'' Leonids Meteor shower  2022 written by Meenakshi Kalimuthu'' Stargazing is a rich and exciting experience. Whether you're witnessing a falling star from your window or seeing the jewel of the sky that's our crescent moon from the telescope, you’ll enjoy it. It’s the perfect pastime to spend with your…

Astronomical Events in November 2022, Lunar Eclipse, Leonids meteor shower

''Astronomical Events in November 2022 written by Ayush Mehta'' While few space phenomena are exceedingly rare occurring only once every thousand or even billions of years there are several monthly astronomical events that are a sight to behold, so the cosmic event set to happen in the month of November…

Best Locations to watch Partial Solar Eclipse from Mumbai

"Partial Solar Eclipse from Mumbai" written by Rohit Nair On 25th October 2022, India is going to witness Partial Solar Eclipse, a rare celestial event, which India witnessed in the past on 19th March 2007 and will be witnessing on 3rd November 2032 in future. Such a long- awaiting event…

Top websites which provide free Astronomical data

''Top websites which provide free Astronomical data'' written by Meet Panchal Astronomy is the field of science that deals with the study of celestial bodies and events happening in the universe. There are plenty of ways to observe these bodies and events which mainly includes earth-based observations and space-based observations.…

Best places to Stargaze around the World: Alaska, Elqui Valley, Chile..

'' Best Places to Stargaze around the World written by Saikiran Kumbhar '' For us, living in a city, a clear night sky is still a fairy tale. We’ve heard stories of the legends inspired by the constellations and know that sailors used the stars to guide their way home.…

How to use Telescope for Stargazing? Types of telescope: Reflector, Refractor

"How to use Telescope for Stargazing? written by Nilesh Bandekar ''   Stargazing! A wonderful way to tune in with the Universe! You can witness the beauty of the cosmos with your naked eyes. But if you want to enhance your stargazing experience, we suggest you use a telescope which…

October wants you to become an owl- Are you Ready? Jupiter Saturn Moon Parade, Starparty.

Astronomical events in October written by Aayush Mehta We have come to accept that practically everything in the cosmos is incomprehensibly far away from us, even if interstellar contact could be established it would take Years? Decades? Century? or more for the information to be transmitted. So with the help…

Jayant Narlikar’s contribution to astronomy and Astrophysics

"Jayant Narlikar’s contribution to astronomy written by Sayli Sawant" India has given birth to many profound geniuses, especially in astronomy and mathematics fields. Narlikar was one of those blessings that India received. Childhood Jayant Narlikar was born to Sumati Narlikar who was a Sanskrit scholar and Vishnu Vasudev Narlikar who…

Light Pollution: A barrier between humans and the beauty of the night sky

Light Pollution: A barrier between humans and the beauty of the night sky written by Meet Panchal We are aware of the pollution like air, water, noise, soil, and plastic. But many other pollutions are unnoticed and equally harming not only the environment but also the biodiversity present on the…

A magical visit to the Lonar Crater with Stargazing Mumbai

"A magical visit to the Lonar Crater with Stargazing Mumbai" written by Ritika Pandey Many people wonder if the lonar crater is worth the visit. The answer couldn't be simple, it’s an obvious yes. In this blog, I will be sharing my experience of the visit to the Lonar crater,…

Why Stargazing is good for you? Best recreational activity

"Why Stargazing is good for you?" : written by Nilesh Bandekar" We humans have been gazing into the night sky for a very very very long time! Stargazing is becoming very popular these days. But how can this simple act of gazing into the dark sky be beneficial for you?…

Moon, Saturn Conjuction, September Equinox And Other Exciting Events To See This Month.

“Top Astronomical events in September 2022.” -written by Aayush September! This Virgo season is going to be called the month of unexpected events, so pack your bags and Stargazing stuff and mark the dates on your calendar to see several Jaw dropping celestial events of your life. A celestial event…

Beginners Escort to View Stunning Astronomical Objects

“Beginners Escort to View Stunning Astronomical Objects” -written by Saikiran New to stargazing? Don’t know how to start and where to target your telescope or binoculars? We got your back. Get into your backyard with a clear sky and sky chart or an app as a guide. Here are some…

James Webb Vs Hubble: An Astonishing Image Comparison

“James Webb Vs Hubble” -written by Varun Bhalerao.   On July 11, 2022, The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) released its first full-color image, which NASA commented as the “deepest, sharpest infrared view of the universe to date." James Webb is the most powerful telescope ever launched into space and…

Kepler and his Remarkable Contributions to Astronomy in the 17th-century

-written by Radha Mittal, edited by Muskan Aggarwal Born in December 1571, Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer, mathematician, astrologer, natural philosopher, and musician. He is a crucial figure in the 17th-century scientific revolution and is best known for his laws of planetary motion and his books Astronomia nova, Harmonice…

Boundary of the Solar System- Beyond the 8 Planets?

-WRITTEN BY SAYALI SAWANT, EDITED BY SARANG Whenever we imagine the solar system as a whole, our image is somewhat like that which is given in figure 1. For most people, the picture ends at the orbit of Pluto, and for those who love to study the objects in our…

Trojan Asteroids-(Rock Soldiers of Planets)

“Trojan Asteroids” -written by Sayali. We all feel excited about sci-fi or any science – oriented films but with this excitement there is also a fear that comes along. Especially, the movies like Deep Impact and Armageddon give us goosebumps when we look at the asteroid hitting the earth, nature's…

The Best Ways To Find Polaris (The North Star)

“The best ways to find Polaris” -written by Varun Bhalerao. The North Star, known as the Polaris, is relatively notorious for holding nearly still in our sky while the entire northern sky moves around it. That’s because it’s located near the north elysian pole, the point around which the whole…

Human Brain: An Incredible Mini Replica of the Universe!

"Human Brain: A Mini Replica of the Universe!" -written by Varun Bhalerao.   “Believe it or not, sitting on our shoulders is the most complex object that Mother Nature has created in the known universe. You have to go at least 24 trillion miles to the nearest star to find…

The Great Attractor

"The Great Attractor” -written by Varun Bhalerao. The Universe is Expanding! Nothing remains stationary in space. So what makes the stars and galaxies move? Many Astronomers believe that something called The Great Attractor is responsible for this. This is one of the most intriguing mysteries in Astronomy and we’ll talk…

The Astonishing Future Of Space Travel

"The Future of Space Travel" -written by Varun Bhalerao. The concept of traveling between stars throughout the universe has been envisioned by humanity for thousands of years. Until recently, this has purely been through our imagination, but with recent leaps in technological development in the last 50 years, this notion…

Top 5 Wonders of the Archaeoastronomical World

-"Wonders of Archaeoastronomical World" written by Srishti Sharma, edited by Muskan Agarwal Earth has forever been enclosed by the shell we call the sky. So, when humans looked up to this ever-present bubble that is always overhead, we began to wonder about it. We observed this dark cape cloaking the…

Has Polaris Always Been Our Pole Star?

Short Answer: No, it hasn't always been our pole star! To understand the reason behind this let’s go back to our childhood when we enjoyed playing with a top. Let’s dive in and observe how it rotates. Did you notice it wobble (an unsteady movement from side to side) before…

Pulsars: Fascinating Little Green Men

-written by Yash Bhat, Reviewed by Ritik. You must be wondering by reading the title what Little Green Men has to do with Pulsars? To answer this question we have to travel back in time to the year 1967 when the first pulsar was accidentally discovered. Yes! Accidentally because they…

8 Types of Stars and Their Spectral Classification That You Must Know

-written by Sahil We all must have noticed at least once while looking at the spectacular stars on a clear night, that all the stars are different from one another. While our eyes get caught on the brightest stars, we also see that their colors vary, some are too dim…

Binary Systems : 4 Spectacular types of binaries and their applications

- "Binary Systems" written by Yash Bhat, reviewed by Muskan Agarwal. What are binary star systems? Have you ever wondered how planets started revolving around the sun? Well, technically they were moving in a different direction, but it was the sun's gravity that started pulling them towards itself. Just imagine…

Inflationary Cosmology and Multiverse Theory

-written by Radha Mittal, edited by Muskan Aggarwal In an early period during the formation of our universe, the volume of space started expanding rapidly, and this period is defined in a cosmological model known as inflationary cosmology. This theory gives us probable potential answers to some problems in our…

Solar System – It Is Not Only All About 8 Planets

-written by Vishnu Sharma, reviewed by Sarang. We still don't know about our solar system completely, yes, However we have discovered it a lot. All of what we know till now is from the information sent by the probes, ground observatories and space telescopes like Hubble. The solar system is…

5 Upcoming Astronomical Events: What we will miss and what our progenitors will miss

-written by Chintan Patel, edited by Ankush Banerjee The universe is vast with several massive events, and as you read this it’s expanding every second, compared to the size of the universe we are very insignificant.  To put this thought into perspective let us all have a look at some…

9 Amazing Things To Know About The Jupiter

-written by Vanij, reviewed by Ankush.   There are more planets than stars in our galaxy. We don’t even know much about our planet. Understanding the other 7 planets of our solar system is a difficult task and has intrigued mankind for eons. Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar…

Scopes of Astronomy in India and Abroad

As many of us Indians have been fascinated by space and astronomy since we were kids, most of us lost our motivation owing to how far-fetched a career in astronomy seemed.

Venus: How Her Phases Proved The Ancient Philosophers Wrong

-written by Srishti Sharma, reviewed by Muskan Aggarwal. Venus – named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, is the second planet in our Solar System. It is similar in size to Earth, and its atmosphere is mostly made up of carbon dioxide (more than 96%!). However, the thing…

Time slowing down: A glance at gravitational time dilation

-"A glance at gravitational time dilation" written by Kananika The question might arise, what exactly is a black hole? Wald (1984) describes a black hole as a region of spacetime where gravity is so strong that nothing, including particles or even electromagnetic radiation such as light are able to escape…

Gods Of The Planets

-written by Atharva Patil, Around our burning Sun revolve eight celestial bodies. These massive divine objects look beautiful as well humbling from our home planet and their names should suit their massive forms. All of these planets, except Earth, have their names from Roman Mythology since they were named by…

Craters On The Moon And Their Origin

“Craters On The Moon” -written by Jai Mirchandani, reviewed by Ankush Since childhood, we have been observing the only natural satellite of the planet i.e. moon, and it has never failed to cheer us with its prominent bright structure and different phases. Even though people have looked at the moon…

The amazing story of Mayans and Venus

-written by Yash Jagtap, Muskan Agarwal Prologue: Mayans are quite famous for their mysterious ancient architecture, structures and many people also suspect them of various extra-terrestrial contact, but let’s take a look at their very own work in Astronomy without any of their Alien associations. It’s the month of January…

The Interstellar Beast: Voyager 1 

-written by Divyanshi Agrawal, edited by Muskan Agarwal 14,300,599,122 miles and counting from the time I wrote this blog. It should be safe to assume that many of us didn’t even make it to the end of the number. Well, that’s how far the Voyager spacecraft has travelled since its…

The 101 to the amazing James Webb Space Telescope

-written by Ritika Pandey, reviewed by Muskan Agarwal The most awaited James Webb Space Telescope has finally been launched after many delays. The entire world has great hopes and expectations from this mission. The 10 billion dollar telescope was built and launched by NASA by collaborating with the European Union…

The curious case of Pleiades: The 7 sisters

-Written by Yash Jagtap, reviewed by Muskan Agarwal The Pleiades is a famous open star cluster, generally visible as six stars, but the stories surrounding the Pleiades call them seven sisters. What happened to the lost Pleiad? Why are there variations of stories? Where did these stories originate? The general…

Winter Hexagon: The ultimate asterism to master the winter sky in Northern Hemisphere 

-written by Jai Mirchandani, reviewed by Ankush Banerjee What is the Winter Hexagon? At some point in our lives, we might have surely looked at the night sky and tried to spot all the constellations. But spotting constellations is not a piece of cake, there are a large number of…

Murphy’s Law: Will it go wrong?

-Written by Payal Jagda, reviewed by Ankush Banerjee For all the non-science freaks out here like me, the above phrase simply associates with the best sci-fi movie we saw and remembered, Yeah! Interstellar. Liked Interstellar? Check out these amazing space music bands! Let’s catch a bit harder on our information…

The 88 recognized Constellations: The stunning residents of the night sky

-written by Ritika Pandey, reviewed by Muskan Agarwal I am sure you have often heard of the phrase: “Curiosity kills the cat”. However, history is the witness that curiosity has been the origin of many discoveries. One such concept that came into existence due to curiosity is the concept of…

Northern Lights: Nature’s Masterpiece!

-written by Varun Bhalerao, reviewed by Ankush Banerjee “Seeing a bright Auroral display may be on your list of ‘things to see before I die’! Yep, they are nature’s light show par excellence.” – Jean Tate Have you ever wondered how we can see beautiful colourful light bands, commonly known…

Lagrange Points: The stunning parking lots in Space

  -written by Srishti Sharma, reviewed by Ankush Banerjee The term ‘Lagrange Point’ has been popularized through various works in science fiction as well as many milestones in space exploration. With the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope by NASA set to enter into orbit at the Sun-Earth L2 point…

5 Scary Negatives of Space Travel

For us, space travel is exciting and exotic. With the use of “Right Stuff”, we can fly in space, at incredible speeds with breath-taking views of Earth, Moon, and Planets. Several astronauts have penned down their experiences; the thrill of g-loads, weightlessness, going for a spacewalk wearing a spacesuit, and…

The one where we survived a super solar storm

The one where we survived a super solar storm On the midnight of 21st December 2012, people worldwide are on their toes glued to their news channel- “New York, U.S. midnight of 21st: From the ABC News newsroom in New York City, we can confirm the world here has not…

Friedmann’s best work: Not just a WW1 Russian pilot

The War begins Did you know that Friedmann was a pilot? 1st of August 1914, the first world war had begun following the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria by Serbia. Russia came in support of Serbia while Germany supported Austria, preparations for war started, and many people volunteered…

The Amazing Curiosity Rover and 5 Science Instruments it has on board

Mars is the next pit stop in the space exploration program where we all aim to civilize and explore the Martian land. The terrestrial planet is half the size of Earth, has a thin active atmosphere made of carbon dioxide, argon, and nitrogen. Like our home planet, it has polar…

The 2nd MESSENGER: A wonderful astronomical tale

The MESSENGER is no ordinary envoy. From changing its course throughout its mission to surpassing its “death” date, it has provided us with crucial and sensitive information. Let’s learn about the heroic tale of NASA’s Mercury MESSENGER.  The story begins on 3rd August 2004 when the MESSENGER was launched off…

The amazing Aryabhata – India’s 1st pioneer of space voyage

Aryabhata is a well-known wonder. Satellites, a technology that changed the cards of communication, remote sensing, navigation, geodesy, weather forecast, oceanography, mineralogy, and much more. The birds-eye view that satellites have allows us to see a large part of the Earth at one time. It gathers more precise data of…

Geminids Meteor Shower 2021: A Wonderful Astronomical event you wouldn’t want to miss

Sure it’s fun to observe stars, planets, asteroids, and several other astronomical objects. However, there is something that is even more beautiful than any other astronomical object. And those are the meteor showers that occur numerous times throughout the year. Sure enough, we all know about meteor showers, but did…

Be it Halley’s comet or Covid-19 – Chaos is inevitable

The Early History of humans Since the olden days, humans have looked up in the sky and blamed astronomical events for the unpleasant things happening to them (which was purely a coincidence). Not only this, but humans had also praised the occasions when a good thing happened after a few…

Tycho Brahe: A wonderful life!

Tycho Brahe was a person to whom we should be highly grateful. He was the first astronomer to locate many of the nearby stars with utmost precision, in the 16th century, without the help of a telescope!  At the age of 14, Tycho witnessed a solar eclipse. He was fascinated,…

Top 10 rarest meteorites on Earth!

For years, many meteorites have crashed on Earth, but they weren’t always as valuable as they are in the present day. Until 1946 meteorites were only placed in museums and displayed in universities, however, when Harvey H. began selling these meteorites to the public, it attracted many people and hence,…

The life of Charles Messier and 6 amazing Messier objects

  Charles Messier, a French astronomer famous for compiling the Messier Catalogue, was born in the year 1730, on the 26th of June in a wealthy French family along with 11 siblings. The Great Comet of 1744, which is catalogued as C/1743 X1, was the impetus for Messier to pursue a…

A walk through the stunning history of Festivals and Astronomy

Festivals form a very essential part of Indian culture. Although each festival is celebrated in its unique way, there is a very uncanny astronomical basis for each of these festivals. Keeping a track of time and date has been the greatest challenge for humankind, however, with the invention of the…

A Dummy’s Guide to Comets: 3 amazing things you NEED to know

A celestial object with a majestic tail, like a divine creature roaming the boundless universe –  seems like an apt description for a comet. It is one of the most beautiful marvels to observe from the earth. But then the question arises, what exactly are these? Are they rocks, much…

Neutron stars: 3 amazing fates of stellar objects

Neutron stars Our universe is nothing different from a LEGO world. Each block, when put together, constitutes a complex object. However, each lego piece in our system is a combination of several other LEGO pieces. This network continues till we think we have reached the crux of the entire structure.…

Top 5 Magnificent Impact Craters on Earth

Impact Craters, evidence of bombardment by meteorites which bring rich elements from space, and some of the bigger meteorites causing mass extinction of species. On the Earth, 170-180 impact craters have been identified. They vary in size from a few hundred meters up to or more than 200 KM and…

9 important things about telescopes that you NEED to know

Telescopes are the instruments used to magnify and observe distant objects. It uses a combination of lenses or curved mirrors to collect the light coming from the distant object. The light coming from a distant object forms a very small image in our eye retina and hence we can’t see…

4 Amazing Space Music Bands to checkout

4 Amazing Space Music Bands to checkout Everyone has come across Space and Astro-themed movies and series, In the advent of the science-fiction era, these are pretty common. But, things get pretty interesting when music is driven by these themes. Artists use their interpretation of the universe and everyone has…

The Lonar Crater: The mesmerizing union of religion and science

The Lonar Crater: The mesmerizing union of religion and science In our previous article on the Lonar crater, we saw several facts about the crater. However, Lonar crater has a lot more to offer than just some facts. Lonar is situated in a country of rich culture and heritage, India.…

The lonar crater: Maharashtra’s best kept secret!

The Lonar Crater, you might or might not have heard about this majestic one-of-its-kind lake. But one thing is for sure if you get to visit this lake personally you would never be able to get it out of your head. Very bold statement, I know but Lonar lake, or…

Star Clusters and their 2 types

Star Clusters and their 2 types The Night Sky has a myriad of things to look for, many of which are visible to the naked eye and easily recognizable. Some objects, however, need more sophisticated instrumentation to be visualized. Have you ever seen a fuzzy patch in the sky and…

Halley’s comet: Returns to Earth’s vicinity once about every 75 years!

We have heard of the name ‘Halley’s comet’ many times, as the comet is the most famous “Periodic” comet. The reason why it’s termed the periodic comet is that it comes to the Earth’s vicinity about every 76 years.  Until English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742) predicted, it was believed that…

Craters: The beautiful essence of the lunar landscape

Moon, a perfect target for stargazers to start the night with the telescope. But while watching with the telescope we discern that the Moon surface is irregular in shape with small to large circular (bowl-shaped) depressions called craters rather than what we perceive through our naked eyes.  How were craters…

Top 5 Archaeo-astronomical sites in India that you must visit

Top 5 Archaeo-astronomical sites in India that you must visit Archaeoastronomy can be simply explained as a study of the relationship between astronomical phenomena and how humans, from times long gone by, inculcated these into their lives, cultures, stories and even scientific studies. It is not just about the science…

The death of Black Holes: No monster is invincible

The death of Black Holes: No monster is invincible We’ve known monsters to hide in plain sight and camouflage themselves. A true villain would indeed be somebody who stays hidden and never gets caught. Once a monster is seen and recognized, the path to its destruction is spontaneously laid out.…

6 best places to go to for Stargazing 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 the day, the only time pass available to humans might’ve been an evening spent around a common…

The Great Conjunction of 2020

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 other, and it will be, if anything, the most beautiful ‘double planet our…

5 Beautiful Stellar 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 modernizing cities, one of the cons to it is the light pollution which has resulted in less dark nights …

The amazing Black holes – Everything you need to know

The amazing Black holes – Everything you need to know “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…

Big Bang Theory and 4 alternatives to it

Big Bang Theory and 4 alternatives to it Looking at the night sky we have always wondered- “How big is this universe? Firstly, to answer this question, the universe is not only bigger than what we imagine but it’s bigger than one can ever imagine. But, the universe has not…

Our Moon: Top 5 Interesting Facts that you did not know about

Our Moon: Top 5 Interesting Facts that you did not know about 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…

9 Amazing Astronomical Objects you must see with your binoculars

9 Amazing Astronomical Objects you must see with your binoculars Think you need to buy an expensive telescope to spy on 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…

Galaxies: Everything you need to know

You are reading this blog sitting on a Pale Blue Dot which is a part of a Solar System which is a part of an 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 but the earliest identification of the Andromeda galaxy was during the 10th Century as a “small cloud”.

Uranus’s Rings: The Discovery and how India lost its share of contribution in it!

William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781, the 1st planet found with the telescope. He called the planet “The Georgium Sidus” to flatter King George III of England. The name “Uranus”(Greek God) was first proposed by German astronomer Johann Elert Bode in line with the other planetary names – which are from Greek mythology. …