By: Nan C Avery
* Why it is called the Harvest Moon * Long ago, before calendars, people used the full moons to tell the months in the year. Each month has a full moon and historically, farmers used the full moons to plant, harvest, fishing, hunting, and clear...
By: Suzanne Rose
Many teenagers love astronomy. They may enjoy looking at the stars and learning about them. There are many great 2010 Christmas gifts that you can get for someone with such an interest. Consider the following ideas. Books and magazines A lot of teens might enjoy...
Facts about Europa, moon of Jupiter
By: Steven Mars
The average distance Europa is from Jupiter is 485,000,000 miles. This makes it the sixth moon of Jupiter’s 63 moons. The closest it comes to Jupiter is 664,862 kilometers and the farthest it gets from Jupiter is 676,938 kilometers. The...
By: Suzanne Rose
An adult who loves astronomy might like a related gift for the 2010 Christmas holiday. There are many great presents that are appropriate for a variety of budgets. Trip to the Kennedy Space Center An adult who loves astronomy might like a trip to the...
Characteristics of the harvest moon
By: Tiffany Baum
The full moon conjures up images of witches on broomsticks, ghosts and goblins. The moon is more than just myth and legends. Long ago, our ancestors used the moon as a calendar. They had different names for the moon beginning with the Wolf moon, Snow...
Characteristics of the harvest moon
By: Helen Stuart
In the year 2010 we were treated to a Super Harvest moon, one that occurs exactly on the day of the Autumnal Equinox. That is the first time this has happened in almost twenty years. The Harvest Moon is the full moon which occurs closest...
Facts about Titan, moon of Saturn
By: Steven Mars
The largest moon of Saturn is Titan. It has a dense atmosphere and there is evidence of an abundance of water. Titan is one and one-half the size of Earth’s moon and is one and eight tenths times as massive. Titan was discovered on...
By: Edward Matthews
Star gazing can be a pleasant way to spend an evening. It is fun, educational, and costs much less than many other activities that you might do. Keep a few things in mind and you will enjoy your time much more. Equipment Stabilization If you...
Guide to orbiting satellites
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
An orbiting satellite is any object encircling a planetary body in an orbit based on the gravitational force on that object. When hearing the word satellite, the TV signal relay equipment flying around Earth are what come to mind, but natural examples include moons around...
Guide to the best astronomy magazines
By: Peter Hann
In these exciting times for astronomy the number of quality magazines available is increasing. These magazines offer not just feature articles on interesting aspects of the subject, but also advice on telescopes and accessories and fascinating photographs of the cosmos. Now, more than ever before...

 

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