Monthly Archives: March 2011

April astronomy crossword

Across  1.     Deployed by Discovery on April 25, 1990 3.     April’s meteor shower 5.     Roaring high in the sky 7.     First human in space 50 years ago 9.     On April 30 this planet is very close to Jupiter 10.   On … Continue reading

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Super sized moon

Tonight you can say super size me without feeling guilty. It may not be a gastronomical delight, but tonight’s super sized full moon will be an astronomical treat. The full moon tonight, will be the biggest and the brightest it’s … Continue reading

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March is Messier Marathon month

Every year, amateur astronomers around the globe participate in the Messier marathon to test their observing abilities. Like athletes of the night sky, endurance, fortitude and astronomical knowledge are prerequisites to participate in this all-night event. The goal of the … Continue reading

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Unknown wheel in the sky

  The universe is full of mysteries. We have probably explained very little about the universe, than we would like to admit. With the help of the Hubble Space telescope, astronomers have spotted this strange spiral taken in near infrared … Continue reading

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A class that inspired

I’ve always been interested in astronomy and the natural world. As a kid I remember bugging my parents to take me to the museum and planetarium on Sundays. I even remember lying on my grandmother’s living floor watching the Apollo … Continue reading

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Going out in a puff of smoke

Everything in this universe ends including stars.  As stars burn through their stash of nuclear fuel, their cores begin to shrink. Like anything else that has been created, they cling onto life for as long as they can. Before entering … Continue reading

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