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 Infinite Wonders of the Universe

We may be feeling the pinch of the walls and the frustrating checks on our freedom - but there is infinity in our backyard. Let’s just dwell on some of the heart-achingly beautiful observations about the starry sky and our universe.…

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!…