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Welcome to ExtremeGalaxy

The Greenland Astronomical Society Website. Travel with us from our star, the Sun, through our solar system and out into the vast and fascinating universe. On our journey through space and time we will visit the planets and their sattelites, our own Milky-way galaxy and continue as far as humans can possible observe with todays technology.

Website development

The Greenland Astronomical Society Website is currently under development and will be updated on a weekly basis. The website will cover information about our solar system, the planets and moons, as well as the rest of the universe.

New Horizons

Launched 19 january 2006 the New Horizons spacecraft has begun its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. It will culminate with the first close-up flyby of Pluto i July 2015.

We will closely follow the exciting New Horizons spacecraft closing in on Pluto this summer.

2015 Sky Events

January 3-4: Quadrantids Meteor Shower with up to 40 meteors per hour at their peak.

January 26: Asteroid 2004 BL86 will make it's closest approach to earth.

February 6: Jupiter at Opposition. The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth.

March 20: Total Solar Eclipse. The path of totality will begin in the central Atlantic Ocean and move south / east of Iceland.

April 4: Total Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America.

May 23: Saturn at Opposition. The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth.

June 21: The Summer Solstice occurs in the northern hemisphere at 16:38 UT.

September 13: Partial Solar Eclipse. The partial eclipse will only be visible in southern Africa.

September 28: Total Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North and South America, Europe, Africa, and western Asia.

October 12: Uranus at Opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth.

Recommended Books

Celestial Delights is the essential 'TV Guide' for the sky. Through extensive graphics integrated with an eight-year-long calendar of sky events, it provides a look at "don't miss" sky events, mostly for naked-eye and binocular observing. It is organized by ease of observation -- lunar phases and the brighter planets come first, with solar eclipses, the aurora, and comets coming later.

 

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