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Since the loss of BBC and ITV channels earlier this year, television viewers throughout the Algarve and other parts of Europe have been frantically searching for alternative ways to watch their...

Welcome to the June night sky. This is the month of the longest days and the shortest nights of the year in the northern hemisphere. In fact, north of 60º latitude it does not get fully dark and...

Welcome to the May night sky. This month we have an opportunity to spot the fast-moving planet Mercury. This object is always difficult to see as its orbit means that it is never far from the Sun...

Welcome to the April night sky. This month at last we have plenty of activity in the evening sky. Firstly, the giant planet Jupiter, still in the constellation of Gemini, is visible in the east...

Welcome to the March night sky. This is the month of the Spring Equinox when the Sun passes the celestial equator heading north. This marks the end of winter in the northern hemisphere and the...

Scientists working out of Aveiro University have come up with an innovative way forward with eggshells.

They have discovered a way to turn crushed eggshells into ceramic products, like...

Welcome to the February night sky. Generally this is a poor month for observing planets, as only giant Jupiter is easily seen in the early evening, shining brightly high up in the south at...

Welcome to the January night sky. This month belongs to the giant planet Jupiter as it is closest to Earth on the night of January 5.

Jupiter is still in the constellation of Gemini and...

The December 2013 night sky

Welcome to the December night sky. This is the month of the winter Solstice when on the 21st the sun reaches its lowest point in the heavens before slowly climbing back up again in its seasonal...

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