Astronomy

  • The Meaning of Aboriginal Astronomy

    The Australian Aboriginal people have a relationship with astronomy that stretches back through many generations. Read on to discover the meaning that astronomy has for the Aboriginal people, how it effects their way of life, and how their stories and...
    By Hannah Whiteoak August 7, 2011 

  • Astronomy Sky Software You Can Download

    Have you ever wanted to know more about the Universe, but couldn't afford your own space ship? Some software prices are pretty outrageous, too. But now you have no excuse. Here you learn about free astronomy software that you can download right...
    By Rod Martin, Jr. August 6, 2011 

  • Enjoy Some Facts for Kids on Astronomy

    Our universe is huge and astronomy studies all of that stuff beyond the sky. The cosmos contains far more than just stars and planets. Even own Milky Way galaxy is a veritable zoo of bright and dark nebulae, black holes and more.
    By Rod Martin, Jr. August 1, 2011 


  • The Sun and Moon - Daytime Astronomical Views

    The overwhelming brightness of the Sun makes it impossible to view stars or planets during the day, but our close neighbor, the Moon, isn't like those other astronomical objects. In fact, the Moon is visible during the day! But, why? Simple...
    By Atlee Hargis July 31, 2011 

  • Astronomy Project: Binoculars for Viewing Double Stars

    Want to explore the galaxy but don't want to pay out big bucks for an expensive telescope? Find out why binoculars and double stars are ideal for venturing into the Final Frontier.
    By PhilBagnall July 31, 2011 

  • How Calculus is Used in Astronomy

    Calculus is used in all areas of physics - and astronomy is no exception. Astronomers regularly use calculus to study the motions of planets, meteorites and spaceships. Read on to see examples of how calculus is used in astronomy.
    By Hannah Whiteoak July 29, 2011 


  • The Big, Bright, and Hot - Super Stars in the Sky

    No more has the term "the force of a thousand suns" been more apt than to describe some of these super stars in the world of astronomy. Tipping the scales at hundreds of times more massive and large than the Sun, you'll never believe what...
    By Atlee Hargis July 29, 2011 

  • What Are the Kirkwood Gaps?

    Kirkwood gaps are an interesting phenomenon occurring in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars. Find out what they are and why they occur, as well as whether or not any asteroids in the gaps pose a threat to Earth.
    By Nick Oza July 28, 2011 

  • The Beautiful and Fascinating Constellations, and Some of Their Shocking Backstories

    The ancients named many constellations after their gods, goddesses and heroes, and of course, the monsters they slew, or the monsters that slew them! You'll be tempted to say "You can't make this stuff up," even though they sort of...
    By Arlene McKanic July 28, 2011 

  • Gerard Kuiper: The Father of Modern Planetary Science

    He is one of the most important modern scientists. He is known for a series of discoveries and his work has laid the foundation for the spacecraft missions of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. So really, who is he? Read on to discover all about...
    By Aggeliki K. July 28, 2011 
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