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Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. Something about the night sky has fascinated people for centuries. Even in early civilizations, people have demonstrated keen interest in both watching the sky and making observations about the phenomena they observed. Despite its long history, astronomy has evolved over time to reflect new technologies available for observation … Continue reading Blog #1Continue reading 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 … MoreContinue reading Continue reading

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The Best Astronomy Apps

Top Five List of The Best Apps In the Apple Store Now SkySafari (4.99) Allows you to view the the position of celestial bodies as far back as 1 million years back and as far forward as 1 million years in advance. Purchase  comes with subscription of Skyweek. StarMap (4.99)- A point and locate app that […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Sky Map

In our Solar System class, we’ve been using Stellarium to investigate the relative motion of constellations and our Sun.  Beyond the ability to lapse time, the features that were most helpful to me were the ones that labelled the constellations and drew lines in between the stars that formed these constellations. As an amateur astronomy student, I’ve […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Explore the Celestial Sphere with Star Chart!

It is a great experience to learn about the changing map of the sky; it is a more amazing experience to actually gaze at the stars and be able to relate to the knowledge of the cosmos. Unfortunately, not all of us reside in a location untainted by light pollution or by smog; a clear starry night sky […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Star Chart: An iPhone App Review

Recently, I downloaded the Star Chart App for iPhone and iPad (free in the app store). This app allows you to see the stars that are visible in your area through your phone.  The app uses GPS technology to create a 3D image on the phone of the stars, planets, and other objects in the… Continue reading Continue reading

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