Sham, who is one of our junior members, has started a blog. It covers a range of Astronomical topics from the planets to star formation and supernovae for example. To access the blog click here
Here is a short extract from the post about Venus
"Venus was first given the name of the roman goddess of beauty and love and became the only planet that was named after a female deity!
So previously I talked about how mercury was also perceived as two planets, well Venus was also thought to be two different objects within our solar system: the morning star and the evening star!
It is also one of if not the brightest planet in our solar system and the main reason for that is because the planet reflects 75% of the sunlight it receives! Now the explanation behind why it reflects is because of its atmosphere."