“Creative Universe” Chess Tournament Summer 2024

Dear friends! We invite you to the “Creative Universe” Chess Tournament Summer 2024 Date: May, 26, 2024 at 11 :00 for groups 3 and 4, at 12:00 for groups 1 and 2. Venue: The Cyprus Planetarium T&O (Stavrou Stylianidi, Episkopio, 2642 Nicosia, Cyprus). Map link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/RPjiCaQ2xLUfoBhB7 Confirmation of participation...

Northern Lights In The Sky of Cyprus

Saturday 11/5/2024 Extremely Strong Solar Storm Underway – An Extremely Rare Sky Phenomenon! An extremely strong Solar Storm has been underway since yesterday Friday 10/5. This storm reached an extreme level (G5: Extreme) during the previous hours and as a result the phenomenon of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)...

η-Aquariid meteor shower 2024

SUN, 05 MAY 2024 2 DAYS AWAY The η-Aquariid meteor shower will be active from 19 April to 28 May, producing its peak rate of meteors around 5 May. Over this period, there will be a chance of seeing η-Aquariid meteors whenever the shower’s radiant point – in the constellation Aquarius – is above...

Earth’s Mini-Moon Linked To Farside Lunar Crater

Researchers might have located the birthplace of 469219 Kamo‘oalewa, a small asteroid that has been described as Earth’s “mini-moon.” By analyzing Kamo‘oalewa’s geology and simulating different formation scenarios, they traced it back to a specific impact crater on the far side of the Moon. On its voyage around the...

A stunning view of the cosmos from Cyprus

Coma Cluster The Coma Cluster (Abell 1656) is a Large cluster of galaxies that contains over 1,000 identified galaxies. Along with Leo Cluster (Abell 1367), it is one of the main two clusters of the Coma Supercluster. It is located in the Constellation Coma Berenices, from which it also...

The ‘Devil Comet’ is headed our way — and that’s OK

Sure, it’s big and looks weird, but Comet Pons-Brooks is no danger, and actually has skywatchers very excited. The so-called Devil Comet has a much less terrifying name: Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks. This short-period comet orbits the Sun once every 71.2 years, similar to the famous Halley’s Comet. (For the record, any comet...

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