From boats bobbing on the Great Barrier Reef, to hot air balloons hovering over the rainforest, and the hilltops and beaches in between, tens of thousands of scientists, tourists and amateur astronomers watched as the sun, moon and earth aligned and plunged northern AustrThursday, 15 November, 2012, 2:57am
In this interval between the struggle to choose the next president of the US and the next leader of China, a delicious moment of sheer silliness: the BBC has banned a science programme because it might trigger an interstellar invasion.13 Nov 2012 - 2:15am 1 comment
Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22) A dynamic alignment between fearless Mars and Jupiter, planet of success but also excess, indicates you will either win big or lose big. Be brave and, if it goes wrong, be big enough to blame yourself.
3 Nov 2012 - 11:29pm
To Hindus, Shakti, the "Great Divine Mother", is the origin of all cosmic energy. She is celebrated in a festival called Navratri, meaning nine nights, and culminates on the 10th day, Dasera. There are five such celebrations each year, and this year Sharada Navratri - often seen as the most important, as Sharad signifies new beginnings - began on Tuesday and will run until Wednesday.18 Oct 2012 - 4:59pm
All eyes turn to the skies at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront as amateur astronomers join the professionals to watch an astronomical event they're unlikely to be around to see again.
Amateurs stargazers joined the city's leading astronomers to see the tiny speck of the planet Venus slowly move across the face of the sun, an event known as the transit of Venus.7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Stargazers have their last chance to see the transit of Venus today - and Hongkongers are invited to watch the astronomical event with the help of experts at a special free event.6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens by Andrea Wulf Knopf20 May 2012 - 12:00am
Fung shui master Raymond Lo claims to have foreseen the resignation of Russian president Bois Yeltsin in 1999, the crash of the Nasdaq stock market in 2000, the break-up of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in 2001, and the outbreak of the Gulf wars in 1990 and 2003.29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The coming Year of the Dragon will be busy with weddings, buoyed by fung shui predictions that the lunar year is a prime time to tie the knot, industry insiders say.
And related businesses can expect to do a roaring trade on December 12, or 12/12/12.6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The Hong Kong Space Museum's new sky show combines tales of ancient Greek myths with the modern world's most amazing scientific discoveries.
Astronomyths, which runs until December 31, takes audiences on a stellar journey through the ages, weaving together interesting ancient myths and modern scientific findings, and enabling audiences to learn more about the autumn sky.7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am