Astronomy Science Fair projects
Astronomy / March 27, 2020

Astronomy Science Fair projects

Do a science fair project! Ask a parent, teacher, or other adult to help you research the topic and find out how to do a science fair project about it. Test, answer, or show? Your science fair project may do one of three things: Test an idea (or hypothesis.) Answer a question. Show how nature works. Space topics: How do the constellations change in the night sky over…

Astronomy The Universe
Universities / March 24, 2020

Astronomy The Universe

The surprising find is based on 3D modeling of images collected by the Hubble Space Telescope. Photograph: Nasa/PA Hubble telescope images from deep space were collected over 20 years to solve the puzzle of how many galaxies the cosmos harbors There are a dizzying 2 trillion galaxies in the universe, up to 20 times more than previously thought, astronomers reported…

Best research universities UK
Universities / March 21, 2020

Best research universities UK

Getty Images/iStockphoto/Thinkstock The University of Oxford is the top research university in the Nature Index for the first time. A new chapter in an old rivalry For the first time in four years, the University of Oxford has replaced the University of Cambridge as the top research university in the United Kingdom, according to data from the Nature Index. Since 2012…

Astronomy in University
Universities / March 18, 2020

Astronomy in University

Get information about the club, events, photos, and more. Get updates from the Lowbrow blog, event status, and more. Open Houses & Announcements: Current schedule of open houses, other events and general announcements. The Lowbrow Blog: A blog of astronomy written by club members. The Club: Description of club activities & how to join the club or renew…

What have we gained from space exploration?
Space Exploration / March 15, 2020

What have we gained from space exploration?

Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally posted on January 11, 2013. Enjoy! In a time when economic austerity is en vogue, we find ourselves debating what is worth spending money on and what isn’t. Programs have to justify their existence and those programs that are seen as ancillary or superfluous get the ax. Unfortunately…

Astronomy Course Outline
Astronomy / March 12, 2020

Astronomy Course Outline

Come with us on a voyage to red giants, planetary nebulae, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, galaxies, and other exotic places far beyond our greatest imagination! Begin to explore our home, the Cosmos, and learn more about these and other phenomena by taking an astronomy course at SRJC. Astronomy is the scientific study of the Universe and the bodies within…

Astronomy projects
Astronomy / March 9, 2020

Astronomy projects

The Cerro Armazones , 3, 060 meters in height, situated in the Atacama desert some 130 km south of Antofagasta, Chile, was the site chosen to install the telescope largest in the world -known as European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which also aspired Spain, as reported by the Council of European Southern Observatory (IT). This is an important milestone that…

Science Fair projects on Astronomy
Astronomy / March 6, 2020

Science Fair projects on Astronomy

For tips on performing your experiment and presenting your project, see our free science fair guide. - Browse our Science Fair Supplies category for more project ideas and easy-to-use kits Use historical data and current conditions to find out how the number of sunspots affects Earth s weather. Can this information be used to accurately predict weather patterns…

How to learn Astronomy?
Astronomy / March 3, 2020

How to learn Astronomy?

Interested in learning more about stargazing and the night sky? Here’s the place to start. On this page, you find basic guides and articles to help you learn the night sky and the major stars and constellations. You discover the amazing range of objects you can see in the night sky, from the Moon and planets to distant galaxies. You also get clear advice on how to…

Nearest Observatory
Study Space / February 29, 2020

Nearest Observatory

If you plan to visit the observatory during the day there are daily tours for a small fee (For pricing information, visit our Tour Rates page). Tours begin at 10 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM, lasting about one hour each. During these tours, a guide will lead you to the telescope buildings where you can view the telescope from a gallery, and the guide will provide information…

Universities for Physics
Universities / February 26, 2020

Universities for Physics

The James Madison University Department of Physics & Astronomy within the College of Science & Mathematics is an undergraduate-only department with twenty faculty members and over one hundred and twenty majors. James Madison University is a state funded comprehensive university that consistently ranks near the top of its classification in many nationally…

Space exploration is it worth it
Space Exploration / February 23, 2020

Space exploration is it worth it

Topics: Space Policy In the hours after Curiosity launched last month, there were more than a few people questioning the worth of spending two and a half billion dollars to launch a spacecraft to Mars. This is absolutely a fair question to ask. It s important to place the question in context, because most people in the general public think NASA gets a much larger…

University Space
Universities / February 20, 2020

University Space

“ISU maintains a long-standing relation with Ireland and has a considerable number of Irish alumni, also thanks to the support of scholarship grants from Enterprise Ireland. We are pleased to note that the space passion of a number of our alumni and the interest in space activities in Ireland have led to a great proposal to hold for the first time in ISU’s history…

Intro to Astronomy
Astronomy / February 17, 2020

Intro to Astronomy

Introduction to Astronomy is a one-semester college-level course in basic astronomy. The course may be used as a laboratory science elective with basic algebraic applications. The course explores a broad range astronomical concepts and principles in ten major areas: understanding the sky, apparent motions of the planets and the sun, telescopes and accompanying technology…

Historical reasons for space exploration
Space Exploration / February 14, 2020

Historical reasons for space exploration

VANGUARD-A HISTORY 1 BACKGROUND OF SPACE EXPLORATION PEOPLE the world over speak of the Space Age as beginning with the launching of the Russian Sputnik on 4 October 1957. Yet Americans might well set the date hack at least to July 1955 when the White House, through President Eisenhower s press secretary, announced that the United States planned to launch a man-made…

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