Wandering through the realms of the cosmos, pondering its huge vastness

About this site

Hi everyone and welcome to my astronomy blog!🙂

I’m Raven Yu (not my real name), an amateur astronomer and science-enthusiast from the Philippines who loves discovering and learning new things about life and everything that goes around the vast universe.

I started this blog last June, 2010 and it’s still a work in progress. It mainly contains my observations of the night sky and insights regarding astronomical events, and also some amateur astro-images taken by me or by my fellow amateurs.

I put up this blog to help spread knowledge and enthusiasm in the field of astronomy, to share my passion, and likewise to inspire other amateur astronomers like me to pursue their love for this field.

I’ll be updating this site with information and photos  regarding the latest topics on astronomy.

If you want to contact me, please feel free to send me an email at cosmicwanderer05@gmail.com

Sic itur ad astra! (Reach for the Stars)😀

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Header: My photo of the Moon-Venus conjunction  taken at dusk last October 28, 2011.

Background: A screenshot from a planetarium software, Stellarium

More about me…

17 responses

  1. I’ll be very interested to follow your work! (I am an amateur stargazer as well).

    February 24, 2013 at 6:43 am

  2. Pearl

    i hope ur website will help for our human beings !

    September 28, 2012 at 12:05 am

  3. I love astronomy

    April 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm

  4. Feizal Aly Gadit

    fascinating!….interesting pictures!Congratulations!

    April 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

  5. just found your site while looling for info. it’s very good!

    March 15, 2012 at 12:28 am

  6. Hello! there’s this “Versatile Blogger Award” being passed on along wordpress blogs. I’ve just received on and now I’m passing it on to you: http://poetry.xyldrae.com/2012/01/04/the-versatile-blogger-award/ hope you appreciate it as much as I did.

    January 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm

  7. biatch

    Mommeh! Bonggang sikat ka na talaga!

    Galing galing!:D

    November 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

  8. Hi, I have read from your blog that you have ordered a galileoscope from galileoscope.org. and paid customs tax for it. i am planning to order one, may i know how much the customs tax that was imposed on your galileoscope?

    November 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

    • Hi Jojo,

      I picked up the parcel from the Marikina Post Office and paid 500 pesos for the tax. It was originally charged with 1000 pesos, but since students get 50% discount, I only paid half of it.



      November 13, 2011 at 12:20 am

  9. kcaze

    Hi Raven,

    I came across your blog while trying to verify if what I was seeing was Saturn or not, and thanks to your post, I know now that what I have been seeing was Saturn and that the star next to it is Porrima! I’ve recently got into amateur astronomy and your blog is a great source of information and your photos are really nice too😀

    By the way, I still can’t seem to make out Saturn’s rings with my binoculars; do you need a telescope?

    July 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    • Hi Kcaze,

      Thanks.🙂 Regarding your question, you need a telescope to see the rings. Even a small scope will do. Cheers and happy viewing!


      July 9, 2011 at 12:15 am

  10. Bubbles

    Just came across your blog as I am looking for the specific time schedule of the lunar eclipse happening now…. Thanks a lot for the very detailed information on the lunar eclipse.. I also enjoyed going through your posts. I wanna commend you for your enthusiasm and passion for discovering and learning more about the vastness of cosmology and astronomy… Keep it up!

    June 16, 2011 at 2:47 am

  11. Dodjie

    Dear Raven,

    I’m from Davao City and every time I come home from work (sometimes 4:00 AM) the only thing I can recognize is the Big Dipper and the Moon. With your help walking home will be more interesting for me!

    Keep it up! Thanks.

    Merry Christmas.

    Dodjie Banzon

    December 24, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    • Hi Dodjie!

      Thanks! Happy to hear that🙂 According to a friend who frequently visits Davao, the night sky there is truly awesome. Hope you find this blog useful in familiarizing with the celestial objects visible during this season. I’ll try my best to update this blog regularly with skygazing tips.

      Maligayang Pasko rin!😀

      December 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm

  12. Hi, nice to meet you !

    September 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

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