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How to Plan an Astronomy Trip to the Royal Observatory Greenwich

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is one of the world’s top historic astronomy destinations. King Charles II commissioned the Royal Observatory in Greenwich in 1675. Sir Christopher Wren originally chose the site, and the Royal Observatory in Greenwich began operations in 1676. In the nearly 350 years since, the Royal Observatory Greenwich has been one of the foundational observatories in the world. In fact, …

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9 Interesting Winter Solstice Celebrations Around the World

In News by Valerie Stimac

The winter solstice will occur on December 21st, 2018. At this point, the northern hemisphere is tipped away from the sun at the furthest point in our annual orbit. For many of us, it will be a dark and cold day of the year.  For others, it’s a time of celebration, to mark the beginning of winter or eventual return …

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13 Fascinating Summer Solstice Celebrations Around the World

In Space on Earth by Valerie Stimac

At 10:07am GMT on Thursday, June 21st, 2018, the earth will experience the June solstice. This is the point of greatest daylight for those of us who live in the upper hemisphere. While many people let the summer solstice pass without note, those of us who pay attention to astronomic events know it’s an exciting day. Additionally, people around the world …