Tag Archives: observing

Solar Eclipse in August

This August 21, Nashville, TN will have one of the best views in the United States to view the upcoming solar eclipse.  Middle Tennessee will have around 2 minutes 30 seconds of eclipse and will be right in the path of the total eclipse.  The eclipse will begin at around 1:30 pm, Central Time. This […] Continue reading

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Star Chart App

            It’s always fun to stare at the night sky! Yet stargazing is always more fun when you know what … More Continue reading

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Astro Apps

Observing the night sky can often be tricky when you are trying to locate stars or planets that all look the same to the naked eye. News stories always pop up about fun things to see in the night sky that will be easily visible for us such as two planets overlapping in their perceived… Continue reading

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2016 Planetary Alignment!

As described in class, here are my two favorite articles about this alignment: Get Up Early, See Five Planets at Once! from Sky and Telescope How to View Five Planets Aligning in a Celestial Spectacle from The New York Times I happen to adore the NYT diagram because it shows the Solar System view as […] Continue reading

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Observing the Solar System

I took this class because I wanted to learn more about the solar system.  Growing up, I really enjoyed learning about the planets and stars.  One of my favorite parts of the class was the observing.  I was able to see the difference between a red-shifted and blue-shifted star which before this class I wouldn’t […] Continue reading

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Astronomically, it IS an early spring!!

So I read this article and I had to share it with you – I think it’s very good :) Article:  Spring Arrives With Equinox Tuesday, Earliest in Over a Century by Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist As an introduction, here in Nashville, we’ve been experiencing a really mild spring – personally, I’m pretty happy […] Continue reading

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Go outside on March 12 and 13!!

Right when we come back from Spring Break, we will be able to see a planetary conjunction!  You will be able to see Jupiter and Venus be within three degrees of each other and that’s an especially close separation and will be especially brilliant due to the biology of your eyeball – they will be […] Continue reading

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