I Like Astronomy

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    Not Enough

    I believe more people would enjoy astronomy if only they knew about it.  Schools don't do nearly enough to teach children about astronomy.  They teach about the earth's star system and a little bit about the different types of galaxies, but they don't go into the detail...
    alienboy411676 alienboy411676
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2009

    Astro Cam Mk11

    Tonight I tried out my telescope mounted camera for the first time. It's a monochrome security camera on a modest 60mm / 700mm refractor. This ultimately will be connected to a digital recorder, the resulting frames stacked to enhance detail of the moon. For now though I'm...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Dec 12, 2009

    One Of My Earliest Experiences As An Amateur Astronomer

    Years ago, shortly after acquiring a telescope, I was observing the moon. Suddenly I saw a tiny bright spec moving rapidly toward the moon and collide with it. It took me a few seconds to realize that I had actually observed a meteoroid hit the moon! A few months later, I was...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone
    61-65, M
    1 Response Aug 6, 2013

    LOOKING AT STARS I have to drive too far to

    get a good look at the stars. it's all the light pollution; there must be a simple solution: an hour a night of no light, to see Mars. man should have access to the heavens, for an hour, after eleven. it's a single large part of any being's heart. this twenty-four hour world is...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 24, 2015

    Nasa's Kepler Mission Finds Another Amazing Exoplanet System

     YAWN....     Heeeere we go again... NASA's Kepler mission has found yet another weird system of exoplanets - taking us another step further in the quest to find that other 'Pale Blue Dot' lurking out there. I must use my telepsychic powers to force some politicians...
    HoneySuckler HoneySuckler
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 8, 2011
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    1 Response Mar 8, 2016

    There was a day when i enjoyed the wonders of

    Astronomy i enjoyed watching from the sidelines or listening and being the kid nobody new loved science, i wanted them to know but i was always the shadow so i guess that's alright. But i was there...i did notice...i did want to stay.
    CosmicEvan CosmicEvan
    22-25, T
    Oct 29, 2015

    New "super Earth" Found Near Stars' 'goldilocks Zone'

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/02/120202-new-planet-super-earth-habitable-zone-life-space-science/?source=link_fb20120204news-superearthfound-An artist's depiction of GJ 667Cc orbiting a red dwarf, with its binary companion stars in the distance."The planet, dubbed...
    HoneySuckler HoneySuckler
    36-40, M
    Feb 8, 2012

    Apod Site

    I was at  a Children's hospital with my son for 22 days, and found the astronomy picture of the day site that NASA does.  This is a great site, and looking out towards the universe, I was able to somewhat transcend the pain and emotional grief for my son.   I...
    sweetorange sweetorange
    41-45, F
    Jul 27, 2009

    Now I know why it's at dawn

    when Mars reappears these days after its conjunction. During Mars' conjunction, Mars was in the opposite side of the sun, being the most distant from Earth, and invisible. Then we need to wait at least when Mars revolves 90 degrees to see it again but then Earth also has...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    Aug 9, 2015

    I Do

    i like astromony . i like to learn about stars and the gases . i loved astronomy in high school . it was one challenging class.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 25, 2010

    I Started Early

    I was interested in astronomy from a very young age, perhaps 6 or 7. I think it may have been a little picture book on the solar system that intrigued me. One crisp clear November night a school friend's father showed me the moon's craters and the rings of Saturn through his 4...
    N1ckn1ght N1ckn1ght
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 23, 2009

    I use to be a really big astro-nerd

    when I was a kid. I'd often beg my dad to bring the telescope outside so we could look at the moon, stars and stuff. I'd be there for every meteor shower, every lunar eclipse. I even took astronomy in high school. Just last year I watched a space shuttle or something launch.
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2015

    A partial solar eclipse will occur several

    hours later. P1, or the first contact of the Moon’s penumbra with the Earth occurs on the morning of the 13th over the Angola/South Africa border at 4:41 UT, and the shadow footprint races across the southern Indian Ocean to depart Earth near the Antarctic coast (P4) at 09...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    Earlier tis year Venus

    and Jupiter highlighted the dusk sky show, but now they are gradually invisible, being ready for their conjunction: Venus on Aug. 15 and Jupiter on Aug 26. During conjunction, they are exactly invisible. After conjunction, they will emerge as dawn "stars".
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015


    I've always loved learning about space science and the intrepid men and women who have actually ventured out there. So vast, so beautiful, and with so many mysteries.  Like what the hell is dark matter?  What was the actual origin of the "Wow signal?"  Are...
    JamesJon JamesJon
    36-40, M
    May 10, 2010

    Of all the billions of galaxies,

    containing billions of stars, containing billions of planets and their moons....I think it's impossible that Earth is the only celestial body that supports life. I find this concept so fascinating!
    ISpy000 ISpy000
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2014

    If you want to watch the comet Catilina,

    who do you ask to go together with you? I have lived in an unmanned world for long. I originally considered this is just a temporary status, but little did I predict this status lasts for years. I considered Nester would finally revise my papers and help me with the publication...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2016

    Perseid meteor shower is on its peak at 4 a.

    m. EDT on Aug. 13. It is said this is most spectacular meteor shower in a year. This year, due to Jupiter passed closest to the orbit of Comet Swift-Tuttle in November 2014, the meteor shower will be more spectacular than the recent years. Also, this peak occurs just one day...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    Aug 12, 2015
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