Lyra Constellation

Lyra Constellation

  Since the Lyrid meteor shower peaks next week, Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in a quest to observe celestial objects in the Lyra constellation! Quick facts about the Lyra constellation: In Latin, Lyra translates to lyre, a stringed instrument that looks like a small harp. They have been used since the time…

Celestial Safari

Celestial Safari

  This week, Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in our Celestial Safari! This challenge involves searching for animals currently visible in our night sky, so this is a fun way for kids to get into astronomy!     Whale Galaxy The Whale Galaxy, along with our own Milky Way Galaxy, is classified as…

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Cosmic Easter Egg Hunt

  Since Spring is underway and Easter is right around the corner, Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in our Cosmic Easter Egg Hunt! So turn on your eVscope and get hunting!     Iris Nebula The Iris Nebula is a reflection nebula, which means that it scatters light from a nearby star or…

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Gemini Constellation

  Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in this week’s quest to observe celestial objects in the Gemini constellation! Quick facts about the Gemini constellation: In Latin, Gemini literally means “twins.” In Greek and Roman mythology, Zeus placed the twin brothers Castor and Pollux in the sky the twins after their clash with Idas…

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Challenge of the Week: Messier Galaxies

  Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in this week’s special quest to observe galaxies from the Messier Catalogue, in preparation for our upcoming Messier Marathon! The Messier Catalogue is a set of 110 deep sky objects which includes galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. The catalogue was published by French astronomer Charles Messier in…

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Messier Madness: A Week of Space Races with Stargazers Around the World

International competition features live races among the stars, aims to introduce stuck-at-home stargazers to the joy of astronomy   MOUNTAIN VIEW AND MARSEILLE – February 25, 2021 – Astronomers across North America, Europe and Japan have joined forces for a friendly competition to observe iconic deep-sky objects—all in hopes of getting stargazers curious about astronomy…