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Why is the sky blue?

A short explanation of why the sky is blue, the Tyndall Effect, sunsets, blue haze and opalescence.

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Do it yourself sunset

A great experiment to show what's going on in the sky at sunset using just water, milk and a lamp.

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The Night Sky This Month

This site showcases objects visible in the night sky this month in the UK, a perfect accompaniment to astronomy.

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Things are looking up [PDF]

A great place to start astronomy or star gazing. This in-depth guide is meant for absolute beginners and will guide you through how to navigate your way around the night sky with several ideas for ...

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Why the sky is blue

A brief and detailed explanation of why the sky is blue, touching on Rayleigh scattering, the wavelength of light and how our eyes work.

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The physics of sunsets

A good explainer why the sky turns red at sunset and why if you're lucky you can see a green flash at sunset.

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‘Sharknado’ Got One Thing Right: Aquatic Animals Sometimes Do Fall From the Sky

A list of all the animals that have been carried over land by waterspouts including fish, frogs, snails, alligators and worms.

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Why Is The Sky Blue?

The answer to the common question of why the sky is blue.

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How rockets really work

A short video explaining how rockets work to head towards the sky covering solid and liquid propellants.

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How do we know how far away space objects are?

The distance to objects in the night sky are measured sometime by a technique called parallax. This webpage has a good explanation of how it works.

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