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  • Backyard Astronomy With Binoculars

    Viewing the night sky doesn't always require a telescope. In fact, a good pair of binoculars can bring you astronomical views of planets and constellations that you'll never see with a typical telescope.
    By RC Davison July 31, 2011 

  • Obama & NASA- A New Administration, A New Policy?

    NASA is currently in the midst of a push to develop America's next manned space vehicle as well as a rocket capable of returning to the Moon. What effect will the incoming President Obama have on US space policy?
    By Sean Fears June 30, 2011 

  • Discover Mars For Yourself Through THEMIS

    While scientists are busily making their discoveries, everyday people often end up feeling like there's nothing they can do to participate. However, there's a new feature out there that allows absolutely anyone, regardless of their background...
    By allychevalier June 30, 2011 


  • The Largest Solar Telescope in the World - Big Bear Observatory

    Big Bear Solar Observatory in the San Bernardino Mountains houses what is now the largest solar telescope in the world with a primary mirror of 1.6 meters. The observatory is operated by the New Jersey Institute of Science.
    By Brian Jones June 30, 2011 

  • Subaru Telescope: Facts, Diagram and Discoveries

    I say Subaru and what do you think of? An automobile? Well, on this site, when you talk about Subaru, you are talking about a world-class telescope sitting high above the island of Hawaii on top of a dormant volcano. And, you could fit four Subaru...
    By RC Davison June 9, 2011 

  • The Keck Telescopes--Progenitors of the 21st Century Giants

    Development of the Keck telescope laid the groundwork for the giant telescopes being built and designed today. Keck has already made significant discoveries, and more are destined to come.
    By George Adcock June 2, 2011 


  • Basics On the Most Popular Star Gazing Tool - the Telescope!

    A telescope could be defined as nothing more than a magnificent instrument that has the ability to bring the sky closer to our eyes. Read the article to find out information on their history, main components, types, characteristics and more.
    By Aggeliki K. June 1, 2011 

  • Sloan Digital Sky Survey's SkyServer: A Vast Collection of Celestial Images and Information

    True online telescopes you can control are good for some people, but are not right for those who don't want to wait for telescope time or for their images to be taken. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has a wealth of celestial images and information available...
    By Jeremy Salow May 30, 2011 

  • Online Telescopes: The Offerings and How They Work

    Are you an amateur astronomer or space photographer? With online telescopes, observations that used to take hours of work with your own setup can now be done at professional quality using professional equipment from the comfort of your computer chair...
    By Jeremy Salow May 22, 2011 

  • Advanced Optical Telescopes - The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

    Thirty meters—almost 100 feet in diameter—one third of a football field! This telescope is nothing if not ambitious. Coupled with sophisticated adaptive optics and scientific instrumentation it will open the windows to the history of our...
    By RC Davison May 11, 2011 
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