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.…

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!…

What are the Chances of an Asteroid Hitting Earth?

Since Wilhelm Olbers’ discovery of Pallas, asteroids have become a well-known feature of our night sky. How much do we actually know about them? Everyone has heard of an asteroid and everyone has heard of the possibility of them ending life on earth as we know it.…