June 2015 – The Great Space Observatories

Heavens Above! Heavens Above! is the astronomy section of the Sci@StAnd website, updated each month to highlight a particular phenomenon in this month’s night sky. Last month, we explored our place in the Galaxy. In this issue, we will be discussing the great observatories of space. The Hubble Space Telescope The first of four great […]

April 2015 – The Mystery of the Globulars and the Shape of the Galaxy

Heavens Above! Heavens Above! is the astronomy section of the Sci@StAnd website, updated each month to highlight a particular phenomenon in this month’s night sky. Last month, we examined the spring equinox and the seasons. In this issue, we will be discussing some of the oldest stars in our galaxy. The Great Globular Clusters Our […]

March 2015 – The Spring Equinox and the Seasons

Heavens Above! Heavens Above! is the astronomy section of the Sci@StAnd website, updated each month to highlight a particular phenomenon in this month’s night sky. Last month, we explored the constellation of Pisces and the planetary conjunction of Venus and Mars. In this issue, we will be discussing the meaning of the spring equinox and […]

February 2015 – Pisces and the Conjunction of Venus and Mars

Heavens Above! Heavens Above! is the astronomy section of the Sci@StAnd website, updated each month to bring you a different constellation of focus. Last month, John Weaver wrote his first piece as the new Heavens Above! writer, discussing the constellation Taurus and our stellar visitor, Comet Lovejoy. This time, we focus on the constellation of […]

January 2015 – Taurus and the Comet Lovejoy

Heavens Above! Heavens Above! is the astronomy section of the Sci@StAnd website, updated each month to bring you a different constellation of focus. Last month, Claire Davies brought in John Weaver as the new Heavens Above! writer, giving a bit of insight into his experiences with our night time sky. This time, we focus on […]

December 2014 – Heavens Above re-launch!

Heavens Above!   Heavens Above! is the astronomy section of the Sci@StAnd website. Each month, we have brought you a different constellation of focus and informed you of a little bit of the astronomy associated with that object. Our author, Claire Davies, is nearing the end of her Astrophysics PhD and, with a heavy heart, […]

Heavens Above! observing special: Debris discs as seen from Mauna Kea

  Heavens Above! Heavens Above! is the astronomy section of the Sci@StAnd website. This month features an extra special post as our resident astronomer, Claire Davies, is busy observing the heavens with the James Clark Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) from the mountain top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.  About the JCMT Astronomers make use of the various […]

May 2014 – Libra and the planet Saturn

Heavens Above!   Heavens Above! is the astronomy section of the Sci@StAnd website, updated each month to bring you a different constellation of focus. Last month, we focused on the constellation of Aries and the seasons. This time, we focus instead on the constellation of Libra and the planet Saturn.   Constellation XI – Libra […]

April 2014 – Aries and the seasons

Heavens Above! Heavens Above! is the astronomy section of the Sci@StAnd website, updated each month to bring you a different constellation of focus. Last month, we focused on the constellation of Orion and its association with the deaths of stars. This time, we focus on the constellation of Aries and its links to the seasons. […]

March 2014 – Orion Part II: The Deaths of Stars

Heavens Above! Heavens Above! is the astronomy section of the Sci@StAnd website, updated each month to bring you a different constellation of focus. Last month, we focused on the constellation of Orion and its association with the birth of stars. This time, we stay with Orion for a little while longer but turn our attention […]

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