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23
Jun

Solar Eclipse in the Rocky Mountains with Wyoming Stargazing

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If you are contemplating traveling to the USA for the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st, check out Wyoming Stargazing, a non-profit organization aspiring to “educate and inspire through Wyoming’s extraordinary skies”.      The organization, based in Jackson, Wyoming, was founded by local Jackson resident, Dr. Samuel Singer, as a way to further stoke the […]

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12
Jun

Infographic: Highlights in the Summer Night Sky 2017 – June to August

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The astronomical calendar for the next three months: our newest infographic “Astronomy Highlights in Summer Summer 2017″ shows you everything at a glance that you can expect to see in the night sky from June to August. June 3 June – Venus at Its Greatest Western Elongation For those early birds, as special treat: Venus.  The […]

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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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04
Nov

Updates to the Universe2go app!

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The Universe2go app receives regular updates in order to improve accuracy and performance.  As time goes on, please check back here at our blog or on our Facebook, Twitter or Google + pages for info on the updates. Great news!  The Universe2go app is now available in Spanish, making it the 4th version of the […]

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26
Oct

Universe2go exhibitor at the e-volucion Congress

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On September 29th, the e-volution Congress 2016 took place at the Feria de Valladolid in Spain. The event, organized by the newspaper “El Norte de Castilla”, has become one of the most important events nationwide to anyone, wanting to learn more about exciting innovations in the digital industry. Among the speakers, were Pepe Cerezo, director […]

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25
Oct

Galaxies – Home to the Stars

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No-one enjoys being alone – even the stars.  Every star belongs to a larger system, which we call galaxies.  Our Milky Way is the most notable example. The Milky Way – our home galaxy Several hundreds of billions of stars, gas and dust along with a black hole at its center – these are the […]

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13
Sep

Nebulas of the Cosmos

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Nebulae belong to the deep-sky objects that are especially wonderful to see.  A nebula, however, can be a multi-faceted object, with many different types.  Nebulae can come out of various events.  The Orion Nebula, for example, is a place where stars are born.  Even dying stars create a ring nebula of sorts.  Some nebulae gleam […]

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08
Sep

Universe2go at IFA 2016

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At IFA (Internationale Funkaustellung) in Berlin this year, we had the chance to marvel at many of the new and exciting techs and gadgets.  Of special interest were VR glasses and headsets – with such a topic, Universe2go cannot be left out.  Your journey through the cosmos with the star viewer is not only possible in […]

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01
Sep

Universe2go at IFA Berlin 2016!

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Last year, Universe2go took part as an exhibitor at the Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) in Berlin.  This year, we will be there again, located in hall  11.1 (Stand number 8.52)!  The show runs from 2 to 7 September! If you are in Berlin and attending IFA, stop by and see us!  

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26
Aug

Infographic Astrohighlights Fall 2016: Don’t Miss These Cosmic Events

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Now it is clearly noticeable: the stars appear earlier and observing during the evening is once again a possibility.  Which highlights does the Autumn sky have to offer us?  Our new infographic “Astronomy Highlights Fall 2016″ shows you everything at a glance, that will happen during the months of September to November. PDF available here. […]

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23
Aug

Cosmic Knowledge: Distances

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10 miles (16 km) to work, 900 miles (1,450 km) from Denver to Austin and a whopping 10,000 miles (16,000 km) from NYC to Sydney, Australia!  Even as the commute to work may be manageable, a trip to Australia can seem gigantic.  So, what about distances in the Universe?  Just getting to the Moon is […]

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14
Aug

Universe2go at New Scientist Live

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If you are in London and want to get your hands on a Universe2go, to try or to buy, check us out at stand #112 at the New Scientist Live Expo at the ExCeL Centre in East London!  More info from the website is below: 22–25 September 2016 at ExCeL London “New Scientist Live is […]

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05
Aug

Info-graphic Perseids 2016: A Night of Shooting Stars

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We here at Universe2go are looking forward to the best night of the year, when the Perseid Meteor shower takes place this August.  So enjoy and be amazed – all with the naked eye – as you count the shooting stars on the night of the 11th to the 12th. So, where do meteors come […]

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02
Aug

Special Appearance on Gadget Professor!

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Would you like some in-depth analysis of Universe2go and all it can do?  Check out the newest review of U2go on the Gadget Professor‘s website.  The half-hour video goes deep with an unboxing and rundown of the device and its capabilities!  The video is also embedded below, but don’t forget to see the Gadget Professor’s […]

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29
Jul

PokemonGo and Universe2go?

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Universe2go is a one-of-a-kind device, which combines your reality with the digital world, albeit on the cosmic level.  Jim Rossman of the Dallas Morning News has related Universe2go to a recently debuted and amazing app – Pokemon Go, which has exploded into the lives of people around the world.  In any case, the advent of […]

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18
Jul

A Herd of Stars – Star Clusters

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Not just something special for the hobbyists, the stars have long fascinated people of all types.  Wouldn’t it be something special, to find a whole bunch of them clustered together?  These star clusters can sometimes be seen with the naked eye, recognizable not as a single star or point, but rather an indistinct, foggy spot […]

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13
Jul

Universe2go Honored with Editor’s Choice

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Today, this Universe2go enthusiast was full of joy as All About Space revealed its July issue to the UK.  Not only is the issue fascinating and beautiful, but Universe2go was featured in the “Stargazer – in the shops” section of the magazine, found on page 96 and 97.  The cherry on top is, of course, […]

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06
Jul

5 Reasons, why Universe2go is Totally Different than Other Astronomy Apps

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For those who want to know more about the night sky, we have good news.  Never before has there been such a large selection of star maps.  Never before has it been so easy to quickly get an idea of what constellation you are looking at. The reason? Astronomy apps, of course.  When open on […]

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28
Jun

Stories of Constellations

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Once upon, there was a unicorn, a phoenix and a centaur.  They all have long had something in common… their names grace three of the total 88 constellations, which were specified in 1922 by the International Astronomical Union.  But how did these constellations come to be? Spherical Astronomy From Earth, the bright stars in the […]

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07
Jun

The Fixed-Star Sky

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The one or the other non-astronomy may have asked the question of what fixed stars are, a topic oft discussed.  This question is one, which we would like to answer today! Fixed stars, a term that comes from Latin stellae fixae, are stars that appear to remain in the same position as compared to others in […]

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01
Jun

The Euro 2016 and Copa America Centenario: Stars on the Pitch and in the Sky

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This Summer, we have the opportunity to experience two major football tournaments with the Euro 2016 in France and the Copa America Centenario taking place in the USA! While we hope you have the opportunity to savor the ‘beautiful game’ throughout June, the chance to spend many nights observing the stars in the night sky is […]

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23
May

Universe2go in Your Luggage

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In some places, the holiday breaks are in full swing, while others’ holidays or vacations are just around the corner.  Well, we have great news!  Universe2go is a perfect fit for taking it on a trip, in order to see the stars and universe from other places around the world, to give you a brand new […]

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23
May

Stars Shine for Everyone: What can you do?

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If you are enthusiastic about astronomy, the stars and just generally what is beyond our Earthly realm, perhaps you would be interested in the Stars Shine for Everyone charity.  Universe2go and its sister-company, Astroshop, have taken notice of the charity and contributed to a good cause. Stars Shine for Everyone works under the moniker ‘Telescopes […]

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13
May

Weekend Tips: A Tour through Lunar Sierras

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“Have you ever seen the Moon,” asked a professor, ironically, of one of his pupils. “No, sir,” replied the pupil, still more ironically. “But I must say I have heard it spoken of.” (From Jules Verne’s novel All Around the Moon). Let’s then speak of the Moon, just as the science fiction author Jules Verne.  This […]

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10
May

The Transit of Mercury in the Eyes of the Blind

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Yesterday, many had the fantastic opportunity to follow an event of astronomical proportions – the transit of Mercury!  For the first time in 13 years, Mercury passed in front of the sun just for our viewing pleasure.  Much unlike observing a solar eclipse, witnessing the transit of Mercury is not so easy.  With a telescope […]

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06
May

Transit of Mercury on the 9th of May: Tips

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Mercury will wander in front of the Sun on the 9th of May to offer us a fascinating spectacle.  Within a time frame of 7.5 hours, the closest planet will move across the lower half of the solar disk – a slow and steady pace indeed. Looking at the bigger picture, the phenomenon is more seldom […]

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28
Apr

Weekend Tips: The Secret of the Red Eye

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This weekend, it is well worth the effort to have a look at Jupiter.  The great red spot, the red eye of Jupiter, will be a perfect object to observe. Side note: The Moon is in its waning phase in the last quarter before a new Moon, making it less of a disturbance to observation.  The evening […]

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28
Apr

Preparing for the Transit of Mercury

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On the 9th of May, we will experience an amazing event in the transit of Mercury.  In light of the event’s rarity, good preparation is a must.  The right equipment, to follow the event and avoid damage to your eyes, is the topic of the day. Solar Filters and a Telescope Never observe the Sun […]

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26
Apr

Light Pollution – When Night Becomes Day

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Whoever goes out at night and looks up at the sky is often disappointed, above all while living in a city.  As a result of artificial light, the night sky has become brighter, so much so that we can often no longer see the stars.  Such an issue is especially unnerving, since so many people […]

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25
Apr

A Star’s Magnitude

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Astronomy has a problem: the objects that it wants to research are not directly tangible as is the case with objects in physics, chemistry or biology.  As a result, measuring stars is not such an easy task, as determining the weight of a body or the contents of a liquid. Determining, the brightness of a […]

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22
Apr

Weekend Tips: The Little Full Moon

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A couple of numbers come to mind in astronomy that are part of the fields general knowledge.  One such number is the Moon’s distance to the Earth.  If you were to venture a guess of 384,00 km (238,600 miles), you’d be pretty close. This number, however, is only the median distance of the Moon.  Since Johannes […]

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19
Apr

The Impressive Shepherd

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A typical springtime constellation is Boötes, the Shepherd – a large and very noticeable constellation, which is best observed during the Spring.  The northern part of the constellation can even be seen year round at more northern latitudes.  The name describes a man, walking in a slouched position, as if to not alert bears to […]

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18
Apr

Post-NEAF Report

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Universe2go and the Introduction of Omegon! NEAF celebrated 25 years this year and was established by the Rockland Astronomy Club in New York state.  Every year, around 100 exhibitors participate in the event, which is the largest astronomy show in the world! After a very successful NEAF (Northeastern Astronomy Forum) this year, we would like […]

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01
Apr

Egg of a Waterbear Found in a Mars Meteorite

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In a Mars Meteorite, which came down in Antarctica, NASA Scientists found an egg from a Tardigrade.  According to NASA, a 71.5 kilogram, black rock was found in December 2015 approximately 750 kilometers from the south pole.  The meteorite, with the designation MIL 03346, is an “extremely seldom discovery”, says NASA spokesman Donald Savage, and identification […]

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01
Apr

Weekend Tips: The Owl in the Bear

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What appears to be merely an April Fool’s joke is a serious scientific sign:   The image above shows the Owl Nebula, as the Irish astronomer Lord Rosse saw it in 1848.  William Parsons, the third Earl of Rosse, was one of the last great masters of visible-light astronomy, before the advent of photography and […]

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01
Apr

Universe2go and Omegon at NEAF, the Northeast Astronomy Forum!

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Attention all aspiring and enthusiastic astronomers! Universe2go and telescope maker Omegon will be attending the Northeast Astronomy Forum on April 9th & 10th! NEAF is the World’s Largest Astronomy & Space Expo, with this year’s expo featuring Pluto Mania! Highlights include: Principal Investigator of the New Horizons Mission to Pluto, Alan Stern; NASA Eclipse specialist, […]

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30
Mar

Universe2go for the Seasoned Astronomer

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The augmented-reality star viewer, Universe2go, shows people, who love to observe the stars, the night sky in a very different perspective. Additionally, the device offers up interesting information to a variety of celestial objects.  An astronomer could say, ‘That’s a fun little toy, but how can such a gadget be beneficial to me?’  The answer […]

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24
Mar

🐰WIN A UNIVERSE2GO🐰

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With Spring now upon us we are doing another Universe2go giveaway! This time around, however, we would like to do a little something special … a riddle! In case you haven’t already heard, Universe2go is the star viewer for interactive journeys through the cosmos! More info found at this shortlink: http://goo.gl/UZ3Hf1 In order to throw your […]

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15
Mar

Astro-Highlights Spring

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This Spring offers more interesting events in the night sky. Especially nice will be the warmer temperatures of the season, making stargazing and the ‘cosmos show’ a bit more enjoyable. A special highlight during the next few months will be the Transit of Mercury on the 9th of May – an event more seldom than […]

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14
Mar

Leo Minor – the Little Lion in the Spring Sky

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Leo Minor – the little lion – is a rather inconspicuous constellation, which probably only a few know of and even fewer know how to find it.  Exactly for this reason, we would like to introduce this little lion to you.  In the stellar map, the constellation is made up of only a few stars connected […]

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11
Mar

Weekend Tips: Three Galaxies in the Lion

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We introduced the constellation Leo just last week and we are happy to stay in this region of the sky for the time being, because Leo heralds the beginning of Spring. In the southern sky, you will find Leo, which is easily spotted by searching for an upside-down question mark, made by the stars Algenubi, Algieba and […]

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04
Mar

Weekend Tips: Jupiter in the Little King’s Empire

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The coming weekend and days following belong to the largest planet of our solar systems.  Jupiter will reach opposition on the 8th of March.  That means that the Sun, Earth and Jupiter will be lined up perfectly.  The planet will then be opposite the sun, meaning it will rise as the Sun goes down and […]

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02
Mar

Universe2go on an iPhone: 4 Tips for Easy Operation

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In order to ensure that Universe2go works correctly with your iPhone, you will need to check that the following components are functioning: the GPS, compass, accelerometer and gyroscope.  All of these goodies can be found in the iPhone, however perhaps you haven’t already put some of them to use in other apps.  That’s why it […]

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01
Mar

MWC Barcelona Recap

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The GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has come and gone for another year, and if you followed us on Facebook, Google + or Twitter, you may have seen some of our pictures and updates.  Below is a recap of the MWC and Universe2go’s, in partnership with Verbavoice of Munich, participation in the event. What […]

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24
Feb

How will the night sky look in 100,000 years?

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A mayfly flies through the air over a body of water and spends and ends its life over hours or at most a few days.  To us humans, the mayfly’s lifespan is a mere flash in the pan, although it may seem quite long to a mayfly.  This little insect doesn’t even notice that something […]

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19
Feb

Weekend Tips: Cancer and the Manger

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For those who pay attention to the zodiac wheel, know that after Gemini and before Leo is Cancer.  Direct your gaze to the night sky from your city or town and you will see between Gemini and Leo an almost empty area.  The constellation Cancer is certainly not very bright and often only is visible […]

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17
Feb

Celebrate Pluto!

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The 18th of February is dedicated to a special celestial body, which was discovered in 1930: Pluto.  Named after the Roman god of the underworld, the once planet, and now dwarf planet, bequeathed its own name on to a prominent Disney character, the dog Pluto.  This character was invented the same year that Clyde Tombaugh […]

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16
Feb

Universe2go in Barcelona at MWC!

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Attention to those who want to get there hands on a Universe2go – we will be in Barcelona, attending the Mobile World Congress from 22nd to 25th February! The MWC website can be accessed HERE.  Universe2go will be located in Hall 8.1 – App Planet at Stand 8.1 I59 with VerbaVoice.  A map is available HERE If you […]

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16
Feb

Constellation of the Month: Cancer

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Anyone who can see the constellation of Cancer as a crustacean, will require a bit of imagination.  This constellation of Ecliptic does not feature such an impressive appearance as its neighbors and although the stars in Cancer shine so dimly, a number of interesting objects can bee seen hiding within the constellation. How to find […]

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14
Feb

Valentine’s Day under a Blanket of Stars

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Fascination for the night sky is often widespread, especially to those living with little light pollution.  Men and Women alike take a heavy interest in what happens in the Universe.  After conducting a survey with TNS Emnid we can say roughly half of participants believe even minimal knowledge of the stars would easily impress others.  So, why […]

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12
Feb

Tips for the Weekend: The Mighty Sirius

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As a result of our cities’ light pollution it is often not so easy to identify constellations in the night sky.  From the city, stargazers often only see the very luminous stars, the brightest of which is Sirius, while only Venus and Jupiter are capable of matching its light. In our area in Europe, Sirius is never […]

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09
Feb

Recap: AstroFest 2016

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Great success!  As you may know, Universe2go and Astroshop.co.uk visited the European AstroFest in London this past weekend.  Here’s a quick rundown of all the exciting stuff that happened: Brian May (former lead guitarist for Queen and brilliant astro-physicist) was the headliner, not ripping it up on his guitar, but rather taking part in conference […]

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29
Jan

Weekend Tips: Planetary Dances and the Hunter, Orion

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Orion, the hunter of the night sky is easily recognizable to many.  As the Moon reaches its last quarter on its path to becoming a new Moon, it also reaching its furthest distance from the Earth.  Our only satellite will rise late in the night sky, thereby barely causing a distraction to observation – a fantastic time […]

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22
Jan

Universe2go and Omegon at AstroFest London 2016

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Calling all Astronomy Fanatics and aficionados! On the 5th and 6th of February, the Universe comes to London!   The European AstroFest will take place in Kensington and Universe2go, as well as Omegon, will be there ready to discuss the cosmos with you and show you all the ways you can explore the heavens. We’ll be […]

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21
Jan

Constellation of the Month: Gemini

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The stars of the constellation Gemini create an elongated rectangle, in which the constellation’s brightest stars – Pollux and Castor – can be found in the most north-eastern corner. From here, the lines of the constellation move in an easterly direction to complete the bodies of the twins, while both twins bath their feet in […]

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30
Dec

Cosmic Highlights of 2016 – Our Info-graphic to Help You throughout the Year

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Outside the sphere of our planet, exciting events happen on a regular basis, while Earth’s interaction with some of those outside phenomena can provide many an exciting sight for onlookers. So, which astronomical events are not to be missed this year?  Maintaining an overview of such events is sometimes a challenging task. This year we are […]

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21
Dec

The Winter Solstice – the Longest Night of the Year

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On the 22nd 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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18
Dec

Holiday Season Especially Magical

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This year, the holiday season will be just a bit more magical. For the first time in 38 years, a special phenomenon can be witnessed: a Christmas full Moon! We bask in a full Moon only every 29.53 days. That this phenomenon occurs on a special day such as the 24th is statistically and especially […]

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16
Dec

Infographic: The Star of Bethlehem

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The story of the three kings travelling to Bethlehem is known by much of the western world.  However, a number of cosmic phenomena could provide explanation to how a star could have shone so brightly to lead the three kings to the fertile crescent two millennia ago.  For more info on how this particular event […]

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14
Dec

European Planetarium Map

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Welcome to the Universe2go European Planetarium Map. This map depicts the main planetariums in Western Europe. There are currently 378 planetariums on the map, 6 in Austria, 20 in United Kingdom, 134 in France, 107 in Germany, 74 in Italy, 26 in Spain and 4 in Switzerland. Our plan is to share “The Love for The Stars” with everybody and make it […]

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11
Dec

Holiday Giveaway! Win a Universe2go!

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As the Holidays inch ever closer, we open the 11th door of our advent calendar. And behind it is… a Facebook giveaway!  In order for you to maximize your winter star-gazing pleasure, we are giving away a Universe2go star viewer! Since our previous giveaway, some people have already found gifts and ideas for their loved ones, […]

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10
Dec

U2go – Quiz Mode

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Behind the tenth door of our Facebook Advent Calendar hides info on the quiz mode of Universe2go.  On our FB page we selected two constellations, which not everyone knows right off the bat.  Nevertheless, many people around the world can point to the big dipper, while others in the Northern Hemisphere can successfully find the […]

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07
Dec

European Observatory Map

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Welcome to the Universe2go European Observatory Map. This map depicts the main observatories in Western Europe. There are currently 320 observatories on the map, 18 in Austria, 31 in United Kingdom, 36 in France, 84 in Germany, 95 in Italy, 27 in Spain and 29 in Switzerland. Our plan is to share “The Love for The Stars” with everybody and make it easier to find stargazing […]

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04
Dec

Win a Universe2go!

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🎁WIN A UNIVERSE2GO🎁 The cosmos has a lot to offer in December, especially constellations, meteor showers, planets and much more.  All the while, gift-giving this holiday season is not all that far off.   In order for you to maximize your winter star-gazing pleasure, we are giving away a Universe2go star viewer! This is how to […]

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29
Nov

Waiting for the Holidays with Universe2go

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The countdown to the New Year is on!  By now, we have all realized that the various celebrations of the holiday season are just around the corner.  Many can’t wait for the holidays, when we can spend time with our families after all we’ve done throughout the year.  Kids, big and small, can have an […]

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20
Nov

Universe2go TV Spot: U2go in the US of A!

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Universe2go has taken off and landed in the United States!  With our breakthrough into the US market, we are excited to be able to reach one of the largest groups of Astro-enthusiasts on Earth and see massive potential in creating more fervor for the stars! On this front, we can report on two exciting developments: First […]

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21
Oct

Back to the Future – 30 Years Later

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What was an optimistic fantasy for the makers of “Back to the Future” has, as a matter of fact, become reality: virtual and augmented reality to be precise! – as seen in Universe2go! If Marty were to travel to us today, he would not only be able to make calls with smart glasses, he would […]

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15
Oct

Space Station ISS in the European evening sky

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The International Space Station will be visible during the evening.  Universe2go will let you know as soon as the ISS is on the horizon.  It is an optimal opportunity to show children the space station, since all of its passes will take place during the early-evening hours of 7 PM and 9 PM. Further info […]

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08
Oct

The Martian Premier: Universe2go with the new Mars animation

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For the premier of the movie The Martian, the Universe2go team came up with a new feature.  With your ‘hand-planetarium’ you can become an astronaut, because you can travel to mars and land on the surface.  There’s even more to it below.  Additionally, we had the chance to see the movie ourselves.   Movie: The Martian in […]

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17
Sep

Total Lunar Eclipse on 28 September 2015 [Infographic]

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After what seems like an eternity, it is now time for something spectacular: at the early hours on 28 September, Europe will once again witness a total lunar eclipse.  In the early morning the Moon will transform into a deep, rusty-red color – an outstanding sight!  However, what should you keep an eye out for, […]

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14
Sep

IFA: The Best Pictures of Universe2go at the Tech-show

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This photo can be reminiscent of the inside of a space ship, but what you can see here was the Universe2go stand at the IFA tech-show in Berlin.  The modern design is fitting, because at IFA, brand-new tech products are in the spotlight.  As part of the lineup was of course Universe2go.  The AR glasses, […]

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02
Sep

Universe2go at IFA Berlin 2015

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From 3 to 9 September 2015, Berlin will transform into a paradise for tech-fans. One of the largest trade-shows in the world, the internationale Funkausstellung IFA will open up its gates once again and Universe2go will be there. The event and Universe2go’s presence will provid consumers a great opportunity to try out Universe2go, journey through the cosmos and get to know […]

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27
Aug

Germans can recognize the following constellations in the sky

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Recently we placed an order for a survey: How many people in Germany actually know their way around the sky? Who likes to look up to the sky? The well-established polling institute TNS Emnid conducted a representative study inside Germany and questioned 1003 persons, 14-65 years of age. The information graphic quickly shows you, which […]

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24
Aug

Universe2go at the “Long Night of Astronomy” event

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During this past weekend (22 August 2015), Berlin was home to something astronomical.  The Lange Nacht der Astronomie (Long Night of Astronomy) lured in around 2,000 stargazers and enthusiasts.  Every visitor had the opportunity to peer through a series of telescopes  and into the stars, while receiving explanations about everything astronomy-related. This year, Universe2go took part in […]

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14
Jul

Infographic Space Timetable 2015: The 6 Best Events to Watch for the Rest of the Year

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Do you know already which astronomical events you should not miss this year?  Maintaining an overview of such events is sometimes a challenging task.  Bam! – you’ve just missed another interesting event!  In the remainder of the year, there will be a number of special, astronomical highlights.  For a quick overview, we have put together this […]

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