Hello to all my fellow amateur astronomers. Just wanted to start a thread where we could gather and discuss all things astronomy. So what start gazing adventures are on people's radar this month?

Tekkno

typo alert - you put "start" gazing!

Whoops! Should have been "star gazing" :) But I think most astronomers will understand what I meant.

Did anyone get to see the solar eclipse last week? Post commentary here :)

Have you seen any "dark matter" lately?
Actually you can only see the "dark matter effect" as it distorts light through gravitation.

When two galaxies collide their shape will change, but the shape of the "dark matter effect" will stay the same. Some newer discoveries ...
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32066013

So, what is dark matter in your opinion?