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Information on Astronomy
January 16, 2017

Information on Astronomy

2017 Major Meteor Showers Shower Peak Dates ZHr* Comments Quadrantids Jan 3-4 50-100 Peak is in the pre dawn hours, in fact the best viewing is just before sunrise. Waxing crescent moon will set in the evening and provide no interference. This meteor shower always favors northerly latitudes in the northern hemisphere due to its radiant being near the handle of…

Information About Astronomy
May 18, 2016

Information About Astronomy

Gravitational waves carry not only energy, but also information about how they were produced. For instance, the short burst produced in a supernova explosion differs greatly from the wave pulse produced during the merger of two black holes. Gravitational waves are, however, fundamentally different from that other cosmic messenger astronomers have come to rely…

Importance of Astronomy
December 21, 2013

Importance of Astronomy

April 26 By Fikiswa Majola When people think about South Africa, then often think about our beautiful country with interesting flora and fauna and well as the variety of people and cultures and lifestyle that had made us call us the Rainbow Nation. Little is know about the science that is done is SA, especially by those that are not in the science fields. One…

How to study for Astronomy?
March 17, 2017

How to study for Astronomy?

Although these tips are addressed to my own students, most of these tips will also apply to students at other schools. The Learning Center has a three week mini-course specially made for how to take a college-level exam. It is called, ACDV B70D ``Study Skills: Test Takingand it usually begins the week before the first astronomy exam. Look in the ``Academic Developmentcourse…

How to get into Astronomy?
March 23, 2017

How to get into Astronomy?

Astronomy is the study of the stars, planets, and other celestial objects that populate the sky. It is an endlessly fascinating field, the oldest of the natural sciences, and one of the few areas of science that amateurs can directly assist the professionals. It is open and accessible for any level of interest and involvement, from folks who just want to learn…

God of Astronomy
April 30, 2016

God of Astronomy

Subscribe to our Question of the Week: Question: What does the Bible say about astronomy? Answer: Astronomy is the science which studies the properties of the heavens and the objects therein and, as such, is devoted to the analysis of a portion of God’s creation. Genesis 1:1 declares that “in the beginning, God created the heavens” and that on the fourth day…

Fields of Astronomy
January 28, 2017

Fields of Astronomy

Even with the success and revelatory power of that image, it was still viewed as a very risky thing of possibly dubious value to commit many more HST orbits and staff time and effort to try a significantly even deeper field. STScI’s then-Director Bob Williams convened a panel of community experts who debated whether such a thing should be attempted, and if so…

Explain Astronomy
February 3, 2016

Explain Astronomy

Bright stars top Christmas trees in homes around much of the world. The faithful sing about the “Star of Wonder” that guided the wise men to a manger in the little town of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. They’re commemorating the Star of Bethlehem described by the Evangelist Matthew in the New Testament. Is the star’s biblical description a pious fiction or…

Degrees in Astronomy
August 30, 2014

Degrees in Astronomy

The scrapping of two unpopular science courses have sparked concerns from scientists, who argued such move would neglect its social responsibility. The science faculty said it could no longer afford to offer two major subjects – astronomy and a joint degree in mathematics and physics – starting next year as too few students were choosing them. Less than six students…

Cosmology and Astronomy
February 21, 2017

Cosmology and Astronomy

Richard Feynman has nice words about science. It is not bad to read chapter 3 of Feynman Lectures on Physics . The main point of his lecture is that there is no strict boundary between different fields of science , nature doesn t concern what we call its parts! So, we can t look for a line that divides celestial works into astronomical or astrophysical or…

Career Opportunities in Astronomy
September 27, 2016

Career Opportunities in Astronomy

I m writing this mail to you for collecting some information on astrophysics career in USA. I m requestion information for the following: Qualifications, Best institutions to work in this field, Average annual income, Necessary skills to develop in 11th and 12th grade for this career in future, different options of work in this field. It s great that you are…

Best way to learn Astronomy
January 12, 2015

Best way to learn Astronomy

The International Space Station crosses our skies on a regular basis. Many of us would love to spend time on this early starship as it circles the Earth and studies all that is above and below. But for most of us, all we can do is occasionally watch as it streaks across the sky. But wait a minute? Why settle for a streaking glimmer like just another satellite…

Austin Astronomical
March 28, 2016

Austin Astronomical

AoTATX: Astronomy on Tap Down South Astronomy on Tap ATX is held on the third Tuesday of every month at The North Door (502 Brushy St., Austin, TX) at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). Founded in 2014 by professional astronomers Dr. Rachael Livermore and Dr. Jeffrey Silverman, AoTATX is currently organized by a committee of Austin-based astronomers co-chaired by Dr…

Astronomy Science Fair project ideas
November 23, 2016

Astronomy Science Fair project ideas

Cool Space & Astronomy Science Fair Project Ideas Follow the movement of stars in the night sky. Create a model mars rover that can handle rocky surfaces. Study the phases of the moon. Discuss the idea of life on another planet. What kind of affect does solar weather have on Earth? Study the Big Bang theory. Make your own constellations from stars in…

Astronomy project ideas
October 12, 2016

Astronomy project ideas

Fall term is a good time to engage in research projects, and it’s not too early to start them sophomore year. We highly recommend that you do one, as do most students who have tried them. If you take one, you will learn something about actually doing Physics and Astronomy research, which will help guide you in decisions about “life after Carleton.” To lure you…

Astronomy programs
July 19, 2014

Astronomy programs

A vast range of statistical problems arise in modern astronomical and space sciences research, particularly due to the flood of data produced by both ground-based and space-based astronomical surveys at many wave-bands. A resurgence of interest in statistical and applied mathematical methods has emerged among astronomers and astrophysicists as they seek insights…

Astronomy Professor salary
March 14, 2017

Astronomy Professor salary

Astronomy is the formal study of the sun, moon, stars, planets, comets, galaxies, gas, dust and other non-Earthly phenomena. In other words, astronomy is a field that concentrates on studying the universe. In ancient times, astronomy overlapped with astrology and included formal investigations of celestial occurrences of all kinds. In modern times, astronomy…

Astronomy New
February 20, 2015

Astronomy New

Andre Renard/Dunlap Institute/CHIME The CHIME radio observatory in Canada will start looking for fast radio bursts this year. One of the most perplexing phenomena in astronomy has come of age. The fleeting blasts of energetic cosmic radiation of unknown cause, now known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), were first detected a decade ago. At the time, many astronomers…

Astronomy NASA
December 20, 2015

Astronomy NASA

The sky as seen in different wavelengths. From the top: radio, infrared, optical, X-ray, and gamma-ray. (Click image for a larger version. Credits: radio: Haslam et al. 1982; infrared: NASA; optical: ESO/S. Brunier; X-ray: Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and S. L. Snowden; gamma-ray: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration) The night sky has always…

Astronomy Lessons
August 1, 2016

Astronomy Lessons

Digitalis Education Solutions provides these curricula free of charge as a public service to encourage the teaching of astronomy. It consists of astronomy lesson plans for use for kindergarten through twelfth grade students. These lessons are designed to take full advantage of a Digitarium planetarium projector. However, they can be modified for use with different…

Astronomy Labs
May 15, 2016

Astronomy Labs

We are building a 16-week sequence of exercises, focused on exploring scientific problems through observation, deduction, and analysis and on using basic statistical tools to interpret measurements and associated errors. Eight two-week exercises highlight astronomical discoveries drawn from the histories and orbital patterns of the planets and satellites in our…

Astronomy in London
June 29, 2016

Astronomy in London

The course extends over two academic years, starting in late September each year. First-year lectures will be given by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, at University College London in Gower Street (The exact location will depend on central booking of lecture spaces which cannot be confirmed until the start of September.) This is a convenient central London…

Astronomy help
October 2, 2014

Astronomy help

After centuries of war, Catholicism and science reconciled over meridian lines. High above the heads of church visitors, almost invisible in the arches of the cathedral, a tiny hole lets in a beam of sunlight. This beam is what allows the meridian line to function. Photo: GEOFF MANAUGH Geoff Manaugh | Atlas Obscura | November 2016 | 14 minutes (3, 658 words)…

Astronomy Degree programs
June 4, 2014

Astronomy Degree programs

Astronomy Will the universe expand forever? Is there life on other planets? How are stars formed? If these questions fascinate you, perhaps you should consider majoring in astronomy. Some areas of study in astronomy include the sun, the solar system, the stars, the Milky Way, the galaxies, and cosmology. SDSU is the only institution in The California State University…

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