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All about the mysteries of space, history, current & planned projects, new theories and experiments. Also about Space-travel. I would like to encourage kids to learn about this and possibly join the new up-and-coming space race. Please feel free to ask any question as simple or complex as you wish!

Experience in the area

I am a lifetime hobby astronomer from the age 11 mostly till 1990 in the Southern hemisphere, had a 8-inch, now mostly use the internet as my observation platform when not at the club.



BSc (Bachelor of Science) at the University of the Witwatersrand

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What do you like about this subject?

There are no "stupid" questions to space and astronomy because so few study it and man has so much still to explore and learn.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

As new missions develop, promote and help understand space better.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

"Gravity is not constant and not some kind of magical force, it is simply a reaction caused by cosmical rays of a yet to be identified type." RR

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Our atmosphere is an extremely thin and sensitive protective layer for us on earth, much like that of a mothers womb!

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2015-10-05 solar system:

Hello Gabriella,  Exiting topic. I am not sure what format your project is in but a model showing different sizes of the planets and sun and there distance apart would be interesting.   1) You can use

2014-08-04 the sun:

hello Liz,  the Sun is very still and in the center of our solar system. We are going up and down as the Earth turns and the seasons go up and down as the Earth goes around the Sun.    Place a ballon in

2010-08-12 Space and vacuum:

Space is a volume defined by dimensions. When we speak of outer space it is all that which is outside the atmosphere of Earth. Space may contain material, often very little like only air, dust or waves

2009-06-10 Maps in Space:

Hi Umesh    Astronauts like those on the ISS in any rocket see mainly clouds and blue ocean when looking at Earth. It is not looking out of the window that is important in space but all the experiments

2009-06-02 Space Stations:

Hi Shelly    Space Stations are permanent living quarters in space with food, air and water for man to survive outside the Earth's biosphere.    They are built mainly as laboratories to experiment in zero


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