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Paul Sutherland
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I've written a guide to spotting the bright planets Mercury and Saturn before sunrise - as well as Jupiter.
01/19/2017 01/19/2017 By Paul Sutherland 0 Comment Jupiter, mercury, Saturn. Early risers can enjoy the sight of three bright planets at the moment just as dawn begins to break. One – Jupiter – is impossible to miss, having risen many hours earlier. But Saturn and Mercury both rise late in the night ...
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Here's my guide to seeing and photographing Vesta, the brightest of the asteroids.
Now is a great time to see asteroid Vesta which is usually the brightest of the minor planets. Here is how to observe and photograph Vesta.
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One from the archives. How Santa tours the world in one night.
A space scientist has proved that Santa's epic journey to all the world's children in one night is possible. Laws of physics can explain his seemingly fant
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There are meteors about this week, but don't expect too much.
A meteor shower called the Ursids will offer a minor display to dedicated observers this week, after the Geminids were drowned bout by a bright Moon.
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Could this giant new telescope come to the Canary Islands?
Siting of a new giant telescope that will become one of the largest in the world could be switched to the Canary Islands due to continued protests over its proposed location in Hawaii.
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If you're in the UK, you can get a 10% discount on my new book, the Philip's Essential Guide to Space, at Amazon.co.uk. http://amzn.to/2gmtqtG
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A lovely clear sky here tonight so I managed to capture asteroid Vesta (ringed). This is a 15-second exposure at ISO 2000 using a Fujifilm X-M1 camera, fitted with a 50mm Olympus Zuiko lens. Remember, I have a guide on how to see it. http://www.skymania.com/wp/2017/01/see-asteroid-vesta-shining-best.html/11683/
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My report on the new bid to seek out alien, potentially habitable worlds in the Alpha Centauri system.
A powerful telescope is to search for habitable alien worlds around the closest star to prepare for a mission by a fleet of spacecraft to visit them.
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My post about a minor meteor shower that you might see in the run-up to Christmas.
A meteor shower called the Ursids will offer a minor display to dedicated observers this week, after the Geminids were drowned bout by a bright Moon.
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A brilliant "star" has appeared in the evening sky that is attracting a lot of attention. It is the planet Venus.
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The ancient Earth was once an orange world engulfed in a thick haze of methane. Learning about its past may help understand exoplanets.
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Amanda Doyle reports on the impact that doomed the dinos.
New studies of Schrödinger crater on the Moon are helping to further our understanding of the Chicxulub crater on Earth – ground zero for the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs.
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Journalist, author and amateur astronomer
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I am a writer, journalist and amateur astronomer. I run the skymania.com website. My latest book is the Philip's Essential Guide to Space. 
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I wrote Where Did Pluto Go? A guide to change in our understanding of the Solar System. I also have a little bit of the Solar System named after me - asteroid Suthers 6726, orbiting between Mars and Jupiter.
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