Monthly Archives: January 2016

Blog 2: AstroLOGY

I’ve always been intrigued by Zodiac symbols and the origin of astrology. To be honest, when I was in third grade and we were told that we were going to be doing an astronomy unit, I genuinely believed we were going to be learning about our Zodiac signs. To say the least, I was extremely […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog 2: AstroLOGY

I’ve always been intrigued by Zodiac symbols and the origin of astrology. To be honest, when I was in third grade and we were told that we were going to be doing an astronomy unit, I genuinely believed we were going to be learning about our Zodiac signs. To say the least, I was extremely […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog 2: AstroLOGY

I’ve always been intrigued by Zodiac symbols and the origin of astrology. To be honest, when I was in third grade and we were told that we were going to be doing an astronomy unit, I genuinely believed we were going to be learning about our Zodiac signs. To say the least, I was extremely […] Continue reading Continue reading

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The size and scale of the solar system

http://www.space.com/30590-solar-system-built-to-scale-in-nevada-desert-video.html I thought this video was a fascinating new way to consider both the size and scale of the Solar System in one experience; so often orbits in images of our Solar System are to scale compared to each other, but not compared to the size of the planets. Instead, often the planets are far too […] Continue reading Continue reading

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The size and scale of the solar system

http://www.space.com/30590-solar-system-built-to-scale-in-nevada-desert-video.html I thought this video was a fascinating new way to consider both the size and scale of the Solar System in one experience; so often orbits in images of our Solar System are to scale compared to each other, but not compared to the size of the planets. Instead, often the planets are far too […] Continue reading Continue reading

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The size and scale of the solar system

http://www.space.com/30590-solar-system-built-to-scale-in-nevada-desert-video.html I thought this video was a fascinating new way to consider both the size and scale of the Solar System in one experience; so often orbits in images of our Solar System are to scale compared to each other, but not compared to the size of the planets. Instead, often the planets are far too […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Traveling at the Speed of Light

Traveling at the speed of light is entirely impossible in this present day and age, and the question of whether or not we will be able to travel at such a high speed or faster is still unanswerable. The speed of light sets the speed limit for the universe, so that should mean that light… Continue reading Continue reading

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Identity Crisis

I have, apparently, been living a lie. My entire life, I thought I was an Aquarius, yet I have recently come to learn that my astronomical Sun sign is off by nearly a month. Because of the phenomenon of precession (the work of the gravitational pull and the conservation of angular momentum to correct the […] Continue reading Continue reading

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The Great American (solar) Eclipse

There are two different types of eclipses; lunar eclipses and solar eclipses. I want to talk today about a particular solar eclipse coming our way. The Great American Eclipse. But I regress. Solar eclipses and lunar eclipses differ in a very important way; a lunar eclipse is when Earth lies directly between the sun and […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Wibboly-Wobboly

The Earth’s movement through space resembles that of a spinning top.. Continue reading Continue reading

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