Telescopes

  • Learning About the Coronagraph: What It's Used For and How It Works

    What would do if you wanted to look at a very dim object right next to a very bright object? You would use something to block the light from the bright object. Astronomers do exactly that when they use a coronagraph to look at the Sun and stars. Read...
    By Nick Oza April 30, 2011 

  • Kepler Mission: New Discoveries

    Based on the observational data collected by the Kepler telescope, NASA’s Kepler Mission team released results of the data on February 2, 2011. The results were surprising as they pointed out the possibility of Earth-like planets that may harbor...
    By Anurag Ghosh March 30, 2011 

  • The Allen Telescope Array

    In the case of telescopes used to observe distant space, size does matter; however, a new concept is to use a group of smaller telescopes, rather than having a single large telescope. This is the basic concept of the Allen Telescope Array or ATA.
    By Ricky January 23, 2011 


  • Amateur Astronomers: Tips for Finding Exoplanets

    Ever wonder if you could find an exoplanet, or how do the professionals do it? Well here is where you will find out some of the best tips!
    By Lane weinberg January 12, 2011 

  • Tips on Learning to Use Telescopes

    You have your first telescope. Whether it was a gift or you purchased it yourself, there is a curve to learning to use your instrument. You need tips on learning to use your telescope so you can enjoy it faster, and get the greatest pleasure from seeing...
    By George Adcock December 11, 2010 

  • A Basic Overview of Interferometry

    We may take the complexity of our eyes for granted, but astronomers do not. Interferometry is a technique that uses a number of telescopes together to provide a more accurate picture of the heavens than a single telescope can provide.
    By Sean Fears November 23, 2010 


  • Good Telescopes for Kids

    Looking for good telescopes for kids is not that easy since there are several things you have to consider. These include the usability, durability, and the cost of the telescope. To help you with that, here are a few excellent telescopes that you can...
    By johnsinit September 30, 2010 

  • WISE new space telescope to launch

    NASA has yet another remarkable satellite mission--the WISE mission is launched on December 14. The $300 million venture, WISE is an infrared telescope designed to detect objects and phenomenon visible light telescopes cannot.
    By Reeja Mathew September 7, 2010 

  • How Star Gazing Parties for Astronomers Work

    Would you like to share your enthusiasm for studying the cosmos with others? Star gazing parties are happening all over the world and they're a great place to observe the sky, play games and meet neophyte astronomers and the pro's alike!...
    By Bree E. Underwood August 9, 2010 

  • Pan-STARRS And The Hunt For Near Earth Objects

    “Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!” If you're an old Sci-Fi movie buff you might remember this closing line from the 1951 movie, “The Thing From Another World”. But this could be the...
    By RC Davison July 1, 2010 
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