Daily Archives: January 22, 2019

Galactic jet lag

In class, we discussed the implications and mechanics of light travel time. A major takeaway was the concept that because of the incredibly fast yet undeniably limited speed of light we are able to see VERY distant objects as they were VERY long ago. If you are like me, you might try to see what … Continue reading Galactic jet lag Continue reading

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The Big Cheese

I’m a wonderer, so often times I wonder about odd things. Also, I have a nickname, The Big Cheese. nickname, The Big Cheese.https://www.pinterest.com/pin/429741989423661504 Kinda related both of those things, today I’m going to be asking: “Where did the idea that the Moon was made of cheese come from?” To start, I did a simple google … Continue reading The Big Cheese Continue reading

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Using Stellarium for observing

“Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.” – Stellarium webpage   Stellarium is an amazing bit of software to use for help with astronomical observing.  It is free 🙂 and you can…

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Some Context…

I thought to start out the semester, I would look back and provide a little context for myself and everyone else as to how we as humans used to do astronomy. I learned some of the basics of the history of astronomy in a class called the Scientific Revolution. We discussed some of the big […] Continue reading

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