Sirius A and Sirius B bottom left

Sirius, the brightest star in the sky.   Sirius, also known as Alpha Canis Majoris or the dog star, gets its name from a Greek word meaning “sparkling” or “Scorching”.  At this time of the year, we are watching it in all its glory.  Usually, one of the first celestial objects we can see after sunset as it is the

Quite often on the tour we have Flat Earthers. A growing existence of people that apparently have followers “all over the globe”! They may most definitely be wrong about the Fat Earth. But what about a Flat Universe??? Whenever we talk about the expanding universe, everyone wants to know how this is going to end. Sure, they say, the fact

Man on the Moon, Fact or Fiction??? When the Moon is visible for two weeks of every month on our tour, quite often we will get asked when viewing it through the telescope, “did they land on the moon”? Craig immediately jumps in with his conspiracy theories stating he thinks that they didn’t but that they probably have by now?

A look back at 2020 with us from Tenerife. Well we made it. We have finished the worst year in living memory (for most of us). Never has there been such a Global event since WW2 that has had such a major impact on people’s liberties and health. Not to mention social and economic ramifications that the continuing Virus Cobid-19

How do we know what is what with all these names?? Last Night on our tour someone asked what is a shooting star?  Then when answered they asked so what is the difference between a comet and an asteroid? So que a great excuses to write an article on the subject!  Nearly every night we will see some shooting stars. 

When it comes to Space Size Matters!!! Only last week, whilst on the Star Safari someone asked me a question and I wasn’t sure of the answer.  They asked how big in KM is our Sun?  They also said what about in comparison to the Earth and our Moon!  So guy today I thought we should talk about size! I

The Draconids Meteor Shower October 2020! The month of October sees three meteor showers peak.  The first of these is The Draconids.  The peak of the shower is on the night of 7th October 2020.  I always feel that although we only expect around 10 meteors an hour even at the peak of this shower, it is the best one

Hoping you are all well x Well a lot has happened since we last blogged.  The World has been in a full lock-down of some sorts and restrictions on travel are constantly changing.  I am writing this at first as a thank you to everyone who has joined us since the official lock down has ended (and of course those

time travel clocks

Time travel is real, it’s just maybe not what you were thinking!!! We have all grown up with books and films (series) that have had time travel in them.  Star Trek, Doctor Who and Interstellar to name a few.  But is Time travel a real possibility? We all travel in time! We travel 1 year between birthdays for example.  We,

Meteor Showers in Tenerife 2020. There has been much talk about a comet heading our way this month!  A comet designated c/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) is predicted to become bright enough to see with unaided eyes in May. If this holds true, and comets are notoriously unpredictable, the comet should be observable in binoculars during April, too. The moonless nights surrounding