Posts in category Astronomy

Learn How to Spot Planets with the Naked Eye

There are five naked eye planets that you can learn to recognize in the night sky. These are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Unless you count the Earth. Learning to recognize them is quite easy for two reason. They all stand out from stars, they all shine brighter and flicker less. Also they each […]

Astronomy As A Tourist Attraction

Astronomy As A Tourist Attraction

I travel a lot, and during my travels I have encountered many places where astronomy is a central part of tourism. Especially in the United States, in almost every state you can visit at least one observatory.   Public observatories like Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, or Lowell observatory in Flagstaff dedicate themselves to being […]

We Are The Part Of The Universe That Knows The Universe

A seriously touching video of an astronomer explaning why astronomy matters to him, and how beautiful it is. Everyone needs to watch this “The Astronomer” – This experimental documentary features excerpts from an interview with Professor Tom Burns of Ohio Wesleyan University and Director of Perkins Observatory. “The Astronomer” is part of a larger project, […]