Light pollution and the fight for darker skies

When was the last time you saw a starry sky? Last night? A week ago? If you live in a big city, odds are it wasn’t recently. A few hundred years ago, before the industrial revolution and the plague of light pollution, things were different. Anyone could look up at the sky at night and […]

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, […]

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. […]

February 2014 – Orion and the Birth 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 Gemini and the planet Jupiter. This time, we focus on the constellation of Orion and its association with the birth of stars. Constellation IX […]

January 2014 – Gemini and Jupiter

Heavens Above! Happy new year to all Heavens Above! readers! 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 Boötes and the planet hosting star, tau Boo. This time, we focus on the constellation of […]

October 2013 – Lyra and the Precession of the Equinoxes

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 Sagittarius and the black hole, Sagittarius a* at the Galactic Centre. This time, we focus on the constellation of Lyra and the precession of […]

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