Posts tagged 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 […]

Is it possible to create black holes here on earth?

Brian Greene

Brian Greene answers this interesting question in this video made for World Science U. “We usually think of black holes as gargantuan objects in space, but there’s a long-shot possibility that the Large Hadron Collider might produce a tiny black hole here on earth. Brian Greene explains this possibility.” Check out more like this on […]