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Nov
10th
2019

Mercury Passage tomorrow! · 7:36pm Nov 10th, 2019

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/transit/2019-november-11

Next one won't be until 2032, so if you're into astronomy stuff, have proper sun watching gear (very important, just like watching a partial eclipse!), and location & local weather permitting, you might want to try catching this one.

Jan
20th
2019

Lunar Eclipse · 11:10pm Jan 20th, 2019

If you live on this side of the planet, then take a look outside tonight for the lunar eclipse.

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Report Pineta · 320 views · #LunarEclipse #Astronomy
Jan
2nd
2020

Betelgeuse. · 3:39am January 2nd

Betelgeuse is acting strange.

Imagine seeing a star explode.

Apr
10th
2019

First-ever image of Black Hole unveiled. · 1:38pm Apr 10th, 2019

:pinkiegasp:

Report Jade Dawn · 57 views · #Astronomy #BlackHole
Jun
30th
2019

By the Light of the Moon · 10:35pm Jun 30th, 2019

If you are not yet totally bowled over by the awesome magical powers of Equestrian princesses, then take a look at this:

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Jun
17th
2016

Random Note · 8:26pm Jun 17th, 2016

Seriously?

Millions of words of horse puns and no-one has talked about the astronomares yet?

I am disappoint getting right on that, then.

Mar
20th
2015

Eclipse Report · 8:12pm Mar 20th, 2015

This morning’s eclipse was great fun. I wasn’t expecting to see much as it had been overcast for most of this week. But amazingly, just as the time of first contact approached, the sun broke through the clouds and we could see the moon move across the sun, covering 85% at the maximum point. The cloud actually acted as quite a good solar filter making it easier to take photos.

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Report Pineta · 326 views · #eclipse #science #astronomy
Aug
5th
2016

A Stellar Show Approaching (Meteor shower notice) · 8:46pm Aug 5th, 2016

Do you get the pun? Stellar? Because... stars and space?

Sorry.

Anyway, just thought I'd try a bloggy thing for once. Trying to get over how shy I am on this site.

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Feb
1st
2015

New Story: Timekeeping, monastic orders, measurement standards and Equestria · 12:46am Feb 1st, 2015

I have, at last, uploaded the first three chapters of my new story Time on Their Hooves, now awaiting approval by moderators. This is the big one (by my standards). The final version will probably be around 30,000 words.

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Aug
2nd
2015

The story so far… · 5:34pm Aug 2nd, 2015

I've just published Chapter 4 of Time on Their Hooves. I would like to apologise that it has taken me so long to do this. I really thought I would have finished this by now, but unfortunately I've had to deal with all sorts of complicated problems at work over the last six months, and it seemed whenever I found the

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Sep
6th
2014

Build your own spectrometer (with help from Twilight Sparkle) · 8:59pm Sep 6th, 2014

In this post Twilight will show you how to build your own spectrometer, to split light into all its constituent colours. Like those used by professional astronomers to study distant stars and galaxies.

Checklist! You will need:

One breakfast cereal box
One old CD
Aluminium foil
Sticky Tape
Pair of scissors and a sharp knife (take care not to cut yourself)
A triangle to measure a 60° angle
Some friends to help

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Aug
2nd
2018

Blue Moons and Lunar Eclipses · 7:56pm Aug 2nd, 2018

New story out today—yes I can still write stories! Please take a look at Once in a Rainbow Moon, written following last week’s lunar eclipse. Here are the notes on the science in this one.

EOnce in a Rainbow Moon
One night in the crystal empire, Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash decide to engineer a blue moon.
Pineta · 2.1k words  ·  47  3 · 575 views

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Mar
16th
2014

Universal Building Blocks · 12:18am Mar 16th, 2014

Ever wondered how to explain primordial and stellar nucleosynthesis to six year olds?

No?

Well on the off chance that you are ever called upon to perform such a duty, let me tell you the best way.


Twilight builds a model of an argon nucleus.

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Jul
8th
2017

Message in a Bottle Planetary Calculations · 10:34am Jul 8th, 2017

So, for those of you who haven't read the July 8th chapter of Message in a Bottle (G5.05: Satelite), probably go and read that before going on. Either these things aren't going to make sense to you, or they're going to be a major spoiler for that story. So seriously, go read that, then come back here. We good? Good.


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Aug
9th
2014

Twilight and Luna discuss the Rosetta mission and Luna makes a comet · 10:11pm Aug 9th, 2014

It was great to see that Twilight’s Sputnik remained orbiting around the Popular Stories box for some five days—far longer than I expected for such a short story. And it has been an exciting week for space science, with the amazing photos from the Rosetta mission. Let’s hear about comets from Twilight and Luna…

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Jul
30th
2016

Particle Physics and the Dark Side · 12:10pm Jul 30th, 2016

Last week saw some exciting news on the experimental search for dark matter. The LUX and PandaX experiments have released some new results. Spoiler alert – they haven’t found it.

Latest results in the hunt for dark matter

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Apr
27th
2019

Dark Energy · 3:00pm Apr 27th, 2019

To one of my past blog posts, Booster Spice gave the random comment:

Dark Energy is Magic?

I can’t remember the context, but I’m taking it as a prompt for this post.

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Mar
20th
2019

Astronomical heads-up · 2:33pm Mar 20th, 2019

Super Worm Full Moon tonight.

Yes, really. It's an old Native American name for the full-moon in Mars, to oversimplify. (Not sure which tribe/s. My source doesn't say, sorry.) Here's a brief source if you wish to learn more. It's the same reason a Januri moon is called a Wolf moon.

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Mar
30th
2015

The Sun, the Moon, and a bit of Family History · 11:25pm Mar 30th, 2015

The sun is four hundred times further away than the moon. It's diameter is four hundred times larger. This means when viewed from our planet, the two bodies appear the same size. Depending on the time of year, sometimes one is slightly larger, sometimes the other, but they are very closely matched.

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Feb
18th
2020

That Went Well · 11:17pm February 18th

Seriously, this exceeded my wildest expectations. Thanks to everyone who helped push Astronomy Lessons into the featured box. I do have a few more ideas for this account (which is, of course, my only one.) Can't guarantee when they'll see the light of day, but this was very encouraging. Read on for a hint at one of those ideas.

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