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02
Mar

Infographic: Highlights in the Spring Night Sky from March to May

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As the temperatures outside become milder, many stargazers make their way outside.  In the Spring, the night sky shows us a very different side of itself.  What is there to observe?  What is worth the time and effort? Our astronomy highlights infographic for Spring 2017 can show you at a glance, what to keep an […]

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13
Feb

Takeaways from AstroFest 2017 in London

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This past Friday and Saturday, we had the pleasure of partaking in AstroFest 2017.  Over two days we made many new friends, saw old friends, and overall enjoyed the atmosphere of the show with numerous astro-fans and experts.   We brought along a few of our more impressive refractor telescopes, including the Apo Triplet and stargazing […]

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08
Feb

Fun at the Spielwarenmesse 2017

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From the 1st until the 6th of February, the Spielwarenmesse, the largest international toy trade show, took place in Nuremberg.  Along with wooden toys, numerous stuffed animals and the newest trends in robotics, Universe2go was present in the area educational toys. Our star viewer was designed to animate children and youths, to explore the cosmos […]

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30
Jan

Universe2go at the Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg

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Between the 1st and 6th of February, we will be at the Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg with Universe2go. In Hall H3A, Stand B-08, retailers and toy specialists can visit us and take a trip through the Universe!  Our plan is to reach kids and youths, to create enthusiasm for the cosmos with Universe2go and astronomy.  We could not […]

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25
Jan

AstroFest 2017 in London!!!

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Calling all Astronomy Fans and aficionados! On the 10th and 11th of February the Universe comes to London!   The European AstroFest 2017 will take place in Kensington, London on the 10th and 11th of February and Universe2go, as well as Astroshop and Omegon, will be there ready to discuss the cosmos with you and […]

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23
Jan

Telescope and Universe2go Comparison: 8 Differences

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A big decision for anyone!  Do you buy a telescope or a Universe2go?  Which is better?  Every instrument is full of possibilities.  With which offers you better night-sky observations?  Below, we have put together a table, which details the benefits of using a telescope versus a Universe2go. General Differences  A telescope is a purely optical […]

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21
Dec

Winter Solstice – The Longest Night of the Year

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On the 21st of December, the Northern Hemisphere will sink into its deepest point of darkness.  Have no fear, it is only the longest night and the shortest day of the year. Today, those of us in the north will be basking in roughly eight hours of daylight. In the morning hours at 5:50 AM, […]

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14
Dec

Infographic: Highlights in the Winter Sky from December to February

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The cold has set upon much of the northern hemisphere, but the warmth in our homes, with chimney smoke above, is comforting.  Outside in the cold, starry and clear winter nights bring us some of the most wonderful stars.  Who can really be unimpressed by Orion?  So, what kind of interesting things can you see […]

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17
Nov

Everything Necessary for Winter Observation

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Once again, we need to dress warmly, when we leave our homes.  With the cold wind blowing at your ears, your feet turning into icicles and your hands so cold that setting up your telescope is a hurdle and you can barely hold your Universe2go, night time observation becomes less appealing.  So this doesn’t happen to […]

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10
Nov

Super Moon 2016

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Today on the 14th of November, we get to experience yet another Supermoon.  The concept originates not from astronomy, but is often used by the media, when a full moon is especially close to Earth. How do we get a “supermoon”? The Moon does not orbit the Earth in a perfect circle, rather in an […]

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