What is a Supermoon?
In recent years, the "Supermoon" has become more and more famous, and it attracts many people to observe enthusiastically every time it appears. The name "supermoon" was proposed by the American astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979. It is a phenomenon in which the new moon or full moon nearly coincides with perigee. When the moon is near the perigee, a new moon appears that is called super crescent; and if the moon is exactly the full moon when it is in the perigee, we call it super full moon. Because the moon orbits the earth in an elliptical orbit, the distance between the moon and the earth is constantly changing, the closer the moon is to the earth when the full moon occurs, the larger the full moon appear. Astronomy experts explained that the average distance between the moon and the earth is about 384,000 kilometers, the
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There’s a saying ‘Familiarity breeds contempt,’ and sadly that can be true for how most of us consider the Moon. It’s always there, it doesn’t change (much?), it’s not exactly flashy, and, if we’re honest, it can be kind of boring.
Let’s all try to change that as we celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on 5th Oct at Princes Bridge. In addition to admiring the Moon, come talk to us about astronomy, telescopes, and have a good time.
What: International Observe the Moon Night 2019
Where: Princes Bridge, St Kilda
When: 5th Oct 2019, 7.30-10.30pm
If you want to show the Moon some more love, why not try the Lunar 100 Challenge? See https://bit.ly/2moYTyR
Calling all curious minds!
There really is no such thing as starting too soon in science. Ask someone working in a STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) and it is likely that their interest in was kindled because of a chance encounter in their early years, whether it was a telescope that showed them Saturn’s rings, a bird spotting experience, a stray thought that struck them as they wandered through nature, asking questions that no one could quite answer, and the list goes on.
We love curious minds, and we love to feed curious minds. Check out some of our products which are suited for beginners below, they really could make all the difference.
Microscopes - All about science!
Birdwatching is a sport that becomes more and more popular every year. In Australia alone there are over 760 species of birds, divided into six categories. Those who enjoy the activity of birding as it is lovingly called, take on several forms. There are weekenders who travel to the wild places on weekends and vacation to see their local aviary friends. Others will travel to different continents, jungles, deserts, and forests to achieve their birding fix.
There are four things every birdwatcher needs, regardless whether they are novice or professional hobbyists: