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Carnival of Space #376

Carnival of SpaceWhat a weekend... I've had family visiting, a fire on the farm, and a once-in-a-lifetime encounter between a planet and Mars to photograph. Oh, and a Carnival of Space to publish. Something had to give, and unfortunately it was the Carnival. Sorry about that! But you didn't come here to read my excuses, you came for the latest and best writing on space science and astronomy, so if you just keep reading, I'll make sure that that's what you get.

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Will the Blood Moon harm my unborn baby?

Blood MoonDear Urban Astronomer

I am pregnant, and am worried that all these Blood Moons are harming my baby. I have asked around in my community, but everybody has their own scary story about what will happen to my baby if I go outdoors during the blood moon. Please let me know what precautions I must take.


Hypothetical Reader



Okay so nobody actually mailed this question to me.  But at the time of writing, my wife is pregnant and spends a lot of time online in pregnancy forums and facebook groups and she sees people asking it all the time, which seems odd since neither my wife nor I had ever heard of such fears.  So what's it all about?

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Speaking on Astrophotography and the Wonders of the Universe

The Eagle Ridge Estate clubhouseSo I quite like the sound of my own voice. I really enjoy getting up on stage and sharing with an audience my love of the stars, and of the technology we use to look at them more clearly. I've done it enough, recently, that I've had to start organising and filing away my presentations. I'm even considering organising my own events where I can talk as much as I like! But I'm here now to talk about the two most recent talks.


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