Who are the Greek gods of the Planets?

Many of the planets, as with many of the months, take their name from Roman gods and leaders. ‘July’, for example, is a shortening of ‘Julius’, as in Julius Caesar. Similarly, ‘August’ is named in honor of Augustus Caesar (also known as Octavian) who became emperor of ancient Rome…

The Story of Earth

The very place which is under lucky stars: Earth. We come from the Earth and will one day return to it but how much do we know about it? How old is it? How and when did it form? What is it made of? For how much of Earth’s life have humans around?…

Astrology - where does it all come from?

Here at Under Lucky Stars - we love everything to do with the sparkly night sky above. We enjoyed sharing our Constellation Guides and April Part II is coming up next! For now, we wanted to give you a (Short) History of Astrolgoy. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it!…

Is there Life on Mars?

The question has been the inspiration for a number of big Hollywood movies, that legendary song ‘Life on Mars’ by David Bowie, the launch of various spacecraft, probes, robots, rovers and now there is talk of humans colonizing Mars. What’s the answer though? Is there life on Mars?…

Take your mind to the Stars

If you love stargazing, you have come to the right place. Soaking up the night sky in all its starry glory is a truly magnificent experience – but it is not always easy. Read all about the history of telescopes and our top picks for telescopes for the budding astronomer!…

Star-Crossed Humans

This last decade has seen astounding developments in the charting of the night sky. New 3D maps created the most intricate imaging of stars, black holes and galaxies. The very night sky we can recreate for your bedroom wall!…