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Wetumpka Impact Crater

Above is a picture of the Wetumpka Impact Crater! This crater is right near my hometown! This blog is a fun one for me because of the freedom it allows. For this blog post I am going to talk about craters, but not just any crater: one that is right next to my hometown! How […] Continue reading

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The Future Spacecraft

With countless spacecraft having been launched throughout a long history of space exploration, what is next for NASA? Pictured above is a computer-rendered image of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Looking to shoot beyond the Moon and delve into the nearly untapped knowledge of Mars, the Orion project is what’s next on NASA’s agenda, as they prepare […] Continue reading

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The Trial of Galileo

Galileo Galilei is one of the most renowned figures in astronomy history, as he was one of the biggest and most meticulous supporters of the heliocentric model of the universe. However, Galileo not only had to fight against the fact that for all of history the idea of the geocentric solar system had been accepted […] Continue reading

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Astronomers in Context

Tycho Brahe was born in 1546 and died in 1601. Brahe! was famous because he was an incredibly meticulous nighttime observer who dedicated hours to documenting the positions of celestial objects. Brahe became known as the best astronomical observer. He was also known for his famous observation machine that rotated and allowed Brahe to track […] Continue reading

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Up Above The World So High

A blog about observing the night sky over and over. Wanna read more on this long-exposure picture? Click here! Through reading the textbook this past week, I was enlightened about what it would be like to observe the night sky hour after hour, night after night, and year after year. Before taking this course (and one […] Continue reading

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All about Sam

Hi everyone! My name is Sam, and I am a sophomore here at Vandy. I am majoring in film and science communication. Here is a picture I took of the New York City Skyline at night from the Empire State Building, and I chose this picture because I really want to live in New York […] Continue reading

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