Ken Tapping

Voyager passes through boundary into the unknown

However, if space is empty, how can we move from one space to another?

STAR GAZING NOTES: Out of clouds of gas and dust – a star is born

Penticton columnist Ken Tappin on: for the first time, we have been able to observe the birth of a new star.

Mapping the big bang

Once we thought we lived on the only world. Now we know there are countless other worlds. Do we live in the only universe?

Galileo’s discoveries are proof of his abilities as an astronomer

Unless you go to bed early, you must have noticed that bright object hanging over the eastern hills in the late evening.

Internet astronomy beats months on leaky ships

Instruments are enormously more sophisticated and complicated than even a decade ago, and there is no need to actually twiddle them