Monday, 29 July 2013

What Every Fresher Student Needs to Know

Its that time of year when Freshers are planning to fly the nest, move out of home and into University accommodation.

Parents everywhere are helping them to plan what to take with them, and probably footing the bill for all of those essential items they need.

With so much to think about at a time when emotions are already running high, these lists of what to take to uni will help students and parents alike to start putting together everything they need from cups and plates, to tin opener and corkscrew.

What will be your uni "must have"? Check these lists to give you some ideas to get you started.....

What to take to Uni or College

Monday, 1 July 2013

July Sky Stargazing Guide

Which planets are visible in the Northern skies this month? Saturn is still watching over us and is making some interesting aspects with various stars this month. Venus, the summer star is the brightest in the sky and can be viewed throughout the summer nights. Pluto is with us, although we are not able to view it with the naked eye, with a little skill and a good sky map we should be able to find it with a medium telescope. Jupiter is now only visible during the very early hours, as is Mercury but the Moon, as always dances her merry dance throughout the skies at various stages throughout July. Read more about the planets on view this month and check out the diagrams to help you find them in the nightsky in this informative article by EarthSky.

July 2013 guide to the five visible planets | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky