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Astronomy Experiments for Kids
December 19, 2019

Astronomy Experiments for Kids

Explore the universe with astronomy for kids and enjoy our free games, fun facts, cool quizzes, amazing videos, science fair projects and more! Learn about planets, stars, moons, galaxies, asteroids, comets, telescopes and all kinds of astronomical objects. As well as activities for children, there are also lesson plans and worksheets for teachers, science ideas…

Science and Astronomy
December 13, 2019

Science and Astronomy

Vera Rubin, pioneering American astronomer, died on December 25, 2016, at the age of 88. Rubin’s life in astronomy bridged three crucial transitions: the discovery of dark matter, the replacement of photographic plates by more sensitive electronic detectors, and the entrance of significant numbers of female astronomers into the profession. Rubin played a crucial…

Types of Astronomical
November 25, 2019

Types of Astronomical

Different celestial objects produce different types of spectra. The spectrum of an object is one means of identifying what type of object it is. How different spectra arise is shown in the schematic diagram below. Credit: Adapted from a diagram by James B. Kaler, in Stars and their Spectra,Cambridge University Press, 1989. Figure 1: How continuous, emission…

Astronomy The Solar System
November 22, 2019

Astronomy The Solar System

The Solar System is made up of all the planets that orbit our Sun. In addition to planets, the Solar System also consists of moons, comets, asteroids, minor planets, and dust and gas. Everything in the Solar System orbits or revolves around the Sun. The Sun contains around 98% of all the material in the Solar System. The larger an object is, the more gravity…

Ancient Egyptian Astronomical
October 29, 2019

Ancient Egyptian Astronomical

Astronomical Firsts: (A Chronology of Discovery). The elements of the following compendium have all been separately discussed in journals and literature, but rarely are they placed together in the sense of a mutual context. They are listed in chronological order where possible. The invention of the 365-day calendar, based on astronomical observation - Mankind…

Astronomy Degree salary
October 17, 2019

Astronomy Degree salary

Education and Training: Doctoral degree Salary: Median—$97, 320 per year Employment Outlook: Fair Definition and Nature of the Work Astronomers are sometimes called astrophysicists. They use the laws of physics and mathematics to learn about the nature of matter and energy throughout the universe, which includes the sun, moon, planets, stars, and galaxies. In…

What do you learn in Astronomy?
September 26, 2019

What do you learn in Astronomy?

Astronomy is not a subject many parents are eager to teach to their kids on their own, so when I offered to teach Astronomy classes in our local homeschool co-op, many parents were excited. Over the years, I’ve taught a class for high schoolers, another one for 3rd and 4th graders, and this coming year I’ll be teaching 7th-9th graders. It has been very rewarding…

Department of Astronomy
September 17, 2019

Department of Astronomy

The Ohio State Department of Astronomy offers a superb Ph.D. program for students interested in optical/infrared observational astrophysics and theoretical astrophysics. We place a strong emphasis on research – students begin work on research projects as soon as they arrive, and we encourage them to work with several different research advisors during the course…

Astronomy related Jobs
August 25, 2019

Astronomy related Jobs

All 13 displayed Study celestial phenomena, using a variety of ground-based and space-borne telescopes and scientific instruments. Analyze research data to determine its significance, using computers. Develop theories based on personal observations or on observations and theories of other astronomers. Collaborate with other astronomers to carry out research projects…

What is an Astronomy?
July 17, 2019

What is an Astronomy?

Bad Astronomy Jan. 27 2017 10:46 AMRemembering Those Who Died So That We May Continue to ExplorePhil Plait Bad Astronomy Jan. 25 2017 8:45 AMTrump Orders Gov t Agencies to Shut Down Social Media, EPA to Take Down Climate Change PagesPhil Plait Bad Astronomy Jan. 23 2017 8:45 AMEarth Isn’t the Only Planet Hit by Meteorites. Mars Gets Them, Too.Phil Plait Bad Astronomy…

Computer Science and Astronomy
July 8, 2019

Computer Science and Astronomy

The LAS major in Computer Science + Astronomy is a flexible program for students who plan to pursue technical or professional careers in arts and sciences areas requiring a sound grounding in computer science.This major allows students to combine study of computer science with training in Astronomy to offer students novel perspectives in interdisciplinary work…

Astronomy PHD programs
June 23, 2019

Astronomy PHD programs

The objective of our PhD program is to prepare students for careers in astronomical research and university-level education. To accomplish this, we emphasize: Acquisition of a broad knowledge of astronomy and familiarity with both observational and theoretical techniques; Exposure to a variety of advanced and specialized topics in modern astronomy; Extensive…

Teach Yourself Astronomy
June 20, 2019

Teach Yourself Astronomy

Westminster has one of the strongest astronomy programs amongst small colleges. Our faculty have contributed to the discovery of over a dozen exoplanets and the Nobel prize-winning discovery of the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe. We have a professional campus observatory, planetarium theater, GPU computer cluster, and sizable collection of teaching…

Astronomy Professions
June 5, 2019

Astronomy Professions

As implicit conditions for publishing in The Astrophysical Journal and The Astronomical Journal, authors are expected to adhere to basic standards of professional ethics and conduct that are common across all areas of scholarly publishing. In the publication agreement authors warrant that their work is original and has not been published elsewhere. All parties…

What does Astronomy study?
May 6, 2019

What does Astronomy study?

Light is the primary subject astronomers study that gives them information about the universe. When light is traveling from an object moving away, it is red-shifted. When an object is traveling toward one, the light it reflects or emits is blue-shifted. By measuring the amount of these light-shifts, astronomers calculate the distance the light traveled and the…

Greenwich Astronomy
April 15, 2019

Greenwich Astronomy

THE BOWMAN OBSERVATORY The Observatory is operated by members of the Astronomical Society of Greenwich on behalf of the Greenwich Board of Education. The Observatory is on the grounds of the Julian Curtiss School, East Elm Street, Greenwich (see map below), and is open to the public free of charge twice a month, and for special celestial events. The Observatory…

Egyptian and Astronomy
March 19, 2019

Egyptian and Astronomy

24-Hour Division of the Day: One of the two lasting contributions of the Egyptians to astronomy (in the large sense) is the 24-hour division of the day. This convention is the end product of a large number of events which are quite impossible to summarize in a few sentences. However, the basic fact to remember is the following. While at least three different…

Astronomy Science projects
March 16, 2019

Astronomy Science projects

Abstract How do astronomers collect stardust? They design and build satellites that are launched into space to collect particles on specially designed panels. Satellites can be sent to orbit around an object of interest: a planet, moon, or comet. In this experiment, you can build your own mini satellite and use it to collect some pretend stellar debris. If you…

Astronomy courses UK
December 27, 2018

Astronomy courses UK

A six week course designed for more advanced students This six week course builds on the foundation provided by the introductory course but you do not need to have completed our introductory course to take part if you already have a basic understanding of astronomy. The aim of the course is to provide a good overview of modern astronomy and astrophysics and will:…

Hawaii Astronomy
December 9, 2018

Hawaii Astronomy

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) of the University of Hawai`i (UH) at Manoa expects to offer 9 research assistant positions for the summer of 2017. These positions are funded through the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. This REU program will provide undergraduates who are considering a career in science with…

Learn About Astronomy
December 6, 2018

Learn About Astronomy

ACES invites you to Hallam Lake this Spring to look up and learn about the night sky! Each evening starts with a 15-minute lesson covering basic astronomy concepts such as life-cycle of a star, reasons for meteor showers, what planets might be visible, or how phases of the moon work. After the mini lecture we will gather outside for the stargazing portion of…

Science Fair Astronomy projects
November 27, 2018

Science Fair Astronomy projects

In this article, we talk about the construction of a sidereal pointer. It is an instrument that allows you to localize each celestial object in the night sky, just knowing its coordinates. Difficulty: Elementary school This science fair project was performed to find the best way of collecting and observing micrometeorites. The samples were collected from a roof…

What is Astronomy about?
November 18, 2018

What is Astronomy about?

Welcome to my 365 Days of Astronomy page for the April 14th, 2010 episode called “What is Astronomy?” This month I am exploring what astronomy is and how it interconnects with sciences such as physics, chemistry, geology, and biology. Of course, we all kinda know what astronomy is — that study of the planets, stars, galaxies — and so forth. If you take an astronomy…

Astronomy careers list
October 25, 2018

Astronomy careers list

Short of being a stunt car driver, the most exciting real-life careers may just lie in the sciences. From studying the earth we live in to the skies above us, science majors and careers are all about exploration and delving into the unknown. Not to mention, many of these fields are among the most stable and lucrative available. So take a look and see what kinds…

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