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Author Archives: Sharonda Adams
NASA: The Pillars of Creation Before taking this class I had never really had an interest in astronomy other than a short run with the original series of Star Trek. My knowledge of astronomy, and the universe in general, was very limited because of this. Like most people I had a basic understanding of … Continue reading Astronomy and Religion → Continue reading → Continue reading
Source: New Moons The Solar System is home to four giant gaseous planets named Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus. These gas giants have many satellites due to their mass and subsequent gravitational pull. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and has fascinated humans for hundreds of years due to the large amount … Continue reading The Moons of Jupiter → Continue reading → Continue reading
Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, is a natural phenomena that is observable at the North and South poles. Named by Galileo and meaning “Dawn of the North”, Aurora Borealis is a visualization of the reaction between electrons from the Sun and our atmosphere. Due to our magnetosphere, most of the electrons are rejected, but … Continue reading The Northern Lights → Continue reading → Continue reading
The Article Climate change is one of the biggest threats mankind has to face, and it’s an issue that only grows in intensity over time. Last month, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration highlighted the severity of this issue in a research article meant to explain the real dangers of climate change. NASA … Continue reading Climate Change: 2018 4th Warmest Year → Continue reading → Continue reading
Learning astronomy can sometimes be a difficult task. If it’s your first time taking any form of astronomy you may struggle to understand the vastness of the universe or Newton’s laws etc. One resource that I’ve been using to complete the lecture tutorials and study for class is P.E. Robinson’s youtube channel. Robinson is an … Continue reading Astronomy Study Tool → Continue reading → Continue reading
I chose the wonderful scientist Isaac Newton who lived from January 4, 1643 to March 31, 1727. Two major events during his lifetime are the end of the Thirty Years War between many European powers in 1648 and the 1660 restoration of the English monarchy after the death of Oliver Cromwell. A famous political being of Isaac … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context: Isaac Newton → Continue reading → Continue reading
In Chapter 2 we learned about the phases of the moon and important astronomical events such as solar and lunar eclipses. After reading this chapter, I thought back to the solar eclipse my freshman year when my friend said that the eclipse altered the behavior of animals and people within its range. At the time, […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Hello Everyone! If you’re reading this, thanks for stopping by! My name is Sharonda and I am a Law History & Society major with minors in Spanish and Human Organizational Development. I love listening to music (90s dance and metal at the top of the list) and playing with my 2 boxers and gigantic chocolate […] Continue reading → Continue reading