By: Adam Feneley
The Sun is a main sequence yellow dwarf and is the most frequently studied star in our skies, Solar astronomy is the study of the sun as a star. The sun is 149,600,000,000 metres from earth, and with light traveling at 2...
By: Cody Hodge
Lunar eclipses are always of interest, and they always will pique the interest of those who are fascinated by the heavens. The natural phenomenon that we take for granted today were a source of awe for the people who lived before the era of modern...
UFO sightings in Stephenville, Texas
By: Amber Gaye
Life in the tiny community of Stephenville, Texas has changed drastically. The farming community located in Erath county just over an hour southwest ofFortworth, has been thrust into the international spotlight. On the night of January 8th 2008, dozens of people reported seeing unidentified flying...
Ancient solar astronomy
By: Kody Hackbusch
The planet earth resides within a "solar system," defined as the sun together with the bodies orbiting around it, thus reinforcing a fact we all know, the sun is and has always been the center. Knowing this it is not therefore surprising that ancient...
By: Shaz Slaughter
Solar astronomy is the scientific study of the celestial star we refer to as the sun and the phenomena that surround it. The main concerns of solar astronomy are the physics, chemistry, meteorology, motion and evolution of the sun as well as its place in...
By: Adam Feneley
The spectrohelioscope was invented in 1924 by George Ellery Hale, it is used to detect sudden outbursts of activity on the surface of the sun. The name Spectrohelioscope can be directly derived from three latin words; Spectro, which refers to the electromagnetic spectrum, Helio, which...
Observing the Sun by radioastronomy
By: Adam Feneley
Radioastronomy is a branch of astronomy which looks at the radiowaves emitted from various astronomical objects. Stars, galaxies, pulsars and masers all emit types of radio waves. The discovery of CMBR (Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation) was a major step forward in this branch of science...
By: Elisabeta Ploscaru
I am from Romania, a country filled with tradition.In our country the first day of spring is called "martisor". it is celebrated for thousands of years...the first day of spring is women's favorite because they receive gifts with white and red ribbons.these...
Was the Apollo Moon Landing Real or a Hoax
By: James Douglas Doorsman
I was reading articles regarding the "supposed" Apollo moon mission and landing and recalling my memories as a young boy of the "televised" space travel and I had to laugh. 83% of the people writing articles believe that a man walked on the moon. I'm...
Backyard astronomy projects for kids
By: Sheri Fresonke Harper
The study of the stars and moon can entice kids into a greater interest in math and science, while tying into the fun of thinking about aliens and rockets and being weightless. Your backyard can be a source of fun astronomy projects that are both...

 

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