By: Kallie Szczepanski
Most advanced astronomers already have star-gazing guides on their bookshelves. Furthermore, they know the sky like the back of their hand! So, what kinds of books make appropriate gifts for the advanced amateur astronomer? Here are some suggestions."Video Astronomy, Revised Edition" by Steve Massey...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
Do you have an avid astronomer in your life? If your spouse, sibling, parent, or dear friend loves star-gazing, (and you have the funds to pay for it), an astronomy-themed vacation is one gift they will never forget!City lights and air pollution are the...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
Are you looking for great astronomy equipment at a price that won't break the bank? Luckily for you, there are several sources of discount new, used, and display-model astronomical gear. ON-LINEThe best place to start your search is on-line. Oceanside Photo and Telescope Corp., at...
Exploring black holes
By: Rex Trulove
Science moves ahead, not at a steady rate, but by leaps and bounds. The surges forward are usually because of contributions of scientists with the ability to think differently than everyone else.So it was when Sir Isaac Newton first formulated his laws, including the...
By: Dorothy Jo Bourbeau
What makes a Solar System?Every school child knows that our Solar System is made up of the Sun and nine planets (sorry, eight planets and whatever Pluto is now that it is no longer a planet). But what makes this a Solar System? Is...
By: Peter Hankers
The ancient Mesoamericans used a form of calendar called the Calendar Round. It consisted of multiple circles that fit together like gears on a bicycle chain to give a combined date. Every 18,980 days, the calendar had gone in a complete rotation and started...
By: Keith Foote
Black holes vary in size. Some astrophysicists have theorized black holes may be as small as a mountain while others may be over twice the size of our own galactic core. It is theorized small, invisible' black holes are orbiting our own galactic core the...
By: Jerry Hodge
Time travel , in my estimation as an amateur scientist is a mathematical fact. I feel not only is it a fact, but if we think about it, it's very easy to understand. I have read much material on different theories of time travel.Many are...
By: Christine G.
THE LURE OF THE ETERNAL WHY: A MATTER OF CURIOUSLY ADDICTIVE SCIENTIFIC HUNGER Attention, fellow space abductees! No, I can't prove the fact of my abduction conclusively to the satisfaction of the skeptics of the world. I can't even remember being abducted. But my husband...
By: Keith Foote
Bode's Law, or more accurately the Titius-Bode Law, describes a pattern roughly approximating the distance of planetary orbits. The Titius-Bode Law was developed in 1766 by Johann D. Titius, and made popular by Johann E. Bode in 1772. It is an equation describing the pattern...

 

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