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Examining Historical Astronomy Through the Lens of Fiction

Humans have been studying the skies for millennia with our theories about how space works evolving and growing over the same amount of time. Today, our understanding of astronomy is based primarily on natural and mathematical laws that allow us to evaluate and understand the heavens objectively. However, humanity’s understanding of astronomy has not always … Continue reading Examining Historical Astronomy Through the Lens of Fiction Continue reading

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introductory post

Hello my name is Justin Oresky, I am from Long Island, New York. I am very bad at technology and am very excited to try out new computer stuff. Given my bad technology I thought I might as well add a link on how to work an I-Phone as my hyperlink :). Below is aContinue reading “introductory post” Continue reading

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Extrasolar Planets: Are We Alone?

The age-old question: are we alone in the Universe? Humans from the beginning of time have looked out into the night sky and wondered this. I know I have. Astronomers have been searching endlessly for extraterrestrial life. The potential habitable worlds (as seen in the picture) are known as extrasolar planets. An extrasolar planet, alsoContinue reading “Extrasolar Planets: Are We Alone?” Continue reading

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The Speed of Light

Light moves pretty fast. Like, really fast, at least from our perspective. At a speed of a whopping 299,792,458 meters per second (interesting to note that this is the exact value of the speed of light, not an estimation or approximation!) or about 670,616,629 mph, light travels faster than we can probably ever expect to … Continue reading The Speed of Light Continue reading

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An Introduction

Hi, I’m Allie! Welcome to my blog for ASTR 2110: The Solar System. The image above is taken from the Huffington Post, which captioned the image as follows: “The vivid green Northern Lights dance above Lyngenfjord, the longest fjord in Troms county Norway, tracing out the shape of the Earth’s magnetic field above the waters. … Continue reading An Introduction Continue reading

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Introductory Post

A Visit I made to Barcelona, Catalonia. By my brother.

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Introduction

Hello! My name is Will Lopes (rhymes with ropes) and I’m from the Jersey Shore. I’m a freshman and am very undecided, but I like languages, so I will probably at least have a Spanish or Portuguese minor, but that’s all I know so far. I am super excited to take this class and beContinue reading “Introduction” Continue reading

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Introducing Myself

Hi~ My name is Cecily Shi, and I’m a sophomore studying Communications of Science and Tech with minors in Economics and Business. I’m from Nashville, which I actually have learned to love because I can visit my dog practically whenever. And here is a picture of said dog! His name is Hector 🙂 Continue reading

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Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Bella Goodnight, and I am a first-year student majoring in Cognitive Studies. I am from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which is only about 45 minutes from Vanderbilt. I have always been interested in astronomy, so I am excited to learn more about it in this class! You can click here if youContinue reading “Introduction” Continue reading

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Introductory Post

What’s up everybody! This is the first post on my blog “Close to Home” to help y’all get to know me a little bit. I’m a junior majoring in HOD with a business minor thinking about adding an astronomy minor, we’ll see. No pressure Prof. G. I was raised in Houston, Tx but was born […] Continue reading

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