Yet Another Astrology Scam

Ophiuchus is depicted as a man grabbing a Serpent

The zodiac has a new constellation added to it. The latest entry into the astrologer’s arsenal is Ophiuchus, which offsets everybody’s sun sign. So if you were a Cancerian like me yesterday, you have suddenly become a Gemini today!

Ophiuchus is a constellation that lies between Scorpio and Sagittarius. It is a constellation that actually grazes the ecliptic plane, it has always done so…. at least within the last 1000 years. The ecliptic plane is the plane of the solar system as projected onto the sky. All the planets and the sun appear to move on this plane. What makes this significant for astrologers is that the constellations of the zodiac are the constellations that pass through the ecliptic. For example in November, the sun passes through a region of sky with the constellation Scorpio in the background, hence it is the month of Scorpio. From November 29th to December 14 the sun passes through Ophiuchus’s official constellation boundaries.

So if you were born around that time, I must let you know that until today you really didn’t have a sun-sign… and if you did, you were reading the wrong horoscope :P, and all this while you thought that astrology works! Whats worse is the “screw up” is going to get worse as there is chatter out there to include a 14th sign in the zodiac, called “Cetus”.

Now you never know for sure what you future is…
I think we at the AAAD and the scientific community have always known that!

Solar Eclipse 2011 Information and Webcast

The solar eclipse is back!! How much so ever small it may be The Amateur Astronomers Association and Nehru Planetarium will have a Public Eclipse watch nevertheless. The eclipse will start 15:12:28 Hrs (3:12PM). The maximum eclipse is at 15:32:20 Hrs [3:32PM](coverage 0.48%).

The Planetarium Lawns will be open to public to see the Solar Eclipse 3pm onwards. We welcome everybody to come and see the eclipse using safe methods

The next eclipse visible from Delhi isn’t happening for the next 8 years, you cannot possibly miss this.

Webcast of the Eclipse from Israel’s Bareket Observatory :

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The Webcast of the eclipse will start on January 4 at 7:00 UTC to 10:00 UTC (12:30 IST- 15:30 IST [3:30PM])

Eclipse in Delhi

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