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St Helena and Venus (the planet, not the goddess of love)

It’ll be 105 years before anyone on Earth sees another transit of Venus, when the planet passes in front of the sun. And the one that happened on the night of 5/6 June 2012 was not visible from St Helena. … Continue reading

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There’s gold in them stars

The way the old saying has it, all that glisters is not gold. But in the case of the stars over St Helena, it seems the saying is wrong. The astronomer who came to “audit” the island’s night sky in … Continue reading

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