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Oregon Star Party 2024 registration opens

Saturday, May 25, 2024 by

The Oregon Star Party (OSP) is seeking speakers for its upcoming summer event. Enthusiasts and experts in astronomy are invited to share their knowledge and passion with attendees. Speakers will receive free registration, a savings of $100 on early registration or $200 for on-site registration. Interested individuals should email their first and last name, a brief biogr...


Supermassive black holes are merging in the galaxy system ZS7

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 by

Astronomers have provided evidence for an ongoing merger of two galaxies and their massive black holes when the universe was just 740 million years old, using observations from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). This groundbreaking discovery highlights a significant period in cosmic history, revealing the farthest and earliest detection of merging black holes to dat...


Light pollution maps are getting worse

Friday, May 10, 2024 by

Light pollution is a rapidly growing concern for astronomers, particularly as global urbanization and the proliferation of outdoor lighting continue. Recent studies reveal that artificial night lighting is increasing at an estimated annual rate of about 2% globally, affecting previously untouched regions and further intensifying in already lit areas. This expansion is n...


L eXtreme dual passband light pollution filter from Optolong

Thursday, April 25, 2024 by

Optolong filters are becoming essential tools for terrestrial stargazers as urban expansion worsens light pollution, making it increasingly difficult to capture clear night sky images. The growing urbanization has rendered many skies unsuitable for detailed astronomical imaging. However, with the right filters, such as those from Optolong, photographers can effectively ...


Astrophotography competition hosted by nPAE

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 by

In 2024, nPAE Precision Astro Engineering Limited is set to host the Northern Hemisphere Astrophotography Competition. Entrants may submit up to 2 new photos of their favorite Northern Hemisphere celestial objects, encompassing Deep Space Objects (DSO), Planetary, Lunar, or Solar images. Submissions must be sent via email to in bmp or jpg formats, m...