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Results: 1 - 6 of 6
Results: 1 - 6 of 6
  • Figure 1: Annular solar eclipse (left), and partial eclipse (right).
    Blog: Solar spectroscopy
    31 May 2021
    On June 10 2021 there will be an annular solar eclipse, which, in the Netherlands, will be seen as a partial eclipse from 11:19 until 13:31. In places such as Ontario, Canada and northern Greenland, the eclipse event ...
  • Blog: International Women’s Day
    3 Mar 2021
    Monday 8th March is International Women’s Day (IWD). This is an annual event to celebrate the accomplishments of women, to reflect on the progress that has been made, and to think about how we can, together, continue ...
  • Blog: Life in the universe
    12 Feb 2021
    A few weeks ago we hosted an online astronomy event aimed at children. As part of this, we also ran a “draw your own alien” competition. Congratulations to our 3 winners Nathan, Tom and Dila (Figure 1).
  • Composite image of the Geminids, copyright Antoni Cladera
    Blog: The Geminids
    30 Nov 2020
    Every year in mid-December, one of the most major annual meteor showers is displayed in the sky above. During the peak of the Geminids, over 100 meteors can be seen per hour (given ideal observing conditions). The ...
  • Blog: Interference in astronomy
    30 Oct 2020
    Living in a big city like Amsterdam, even if there is a night with perfect weather conditions, light pollution limits the display above. I have been lucky enough to travel to the middle of the desert in Arizona, ...
  • Blog: The red planet
    30 Sep 2020
    Our neighbouring planet Mars at one time in history could have been mistaken as a twin of the Earth, with high temperatures and oceans of water on the surface. Now, it is cold and dry with little evidence of water. ...