Astronomy Articles (17)
The Solar System For Children
Tips to teaching the solar system for children. Few topics are more exciting for children than learning about the solar system. Likewise. few are more frustrating to teach. Hopefully I can ease your frustration and give you a few tips on teaching the solar system for children. Teaching the solar…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Jul 27, 2011  
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The Planets For Children
Children love space, so teaching the planets for children is a rewarding topic for any educator or parent. We will take a look at the eight planets that make up our solar system, find strategies to help young students and hopefully even a little more as we learn astronomy online.…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Jul 27, 2011  
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Must Know Astronomy - Order, Composition And Size Of Planets In Our Solar System
Astronomy, when considered in total, is a bewildering array of facts, numbers and datapoints. In fact, if you search wikipedia for the word "planet" you will get 31 pages of material. When studying any science, the urge to become overwhelmed is everpresent and with so much information, it is often…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   May 10, 2011  
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Microsoft Space Simlator - A Look Back
Way back in 1994, the Bruce Artwick Organization released a ‘game’ named Microsoft Space Simulator. It was a great off-shoot associated with Microsoft’s incredibly popular Flight Simulator and ended up being released on 3.5? floppy disk. Now when was the last time that you saw 1 of those? Since then,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Aug 12, 2011  
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What is the Birthstone For February?
The birthstone for people born in February is amethyst. It was adopted in 1912 by an organization known as the American national association of jewelers to be the birthstone for people born in February Also experts believe that giving amethyst on your 4th, 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries brings good…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Jul 28, 2012  
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New Earth Like Planet
Imagine if one day we found a new Earth like planet out there in the universe. Well, imagine no longer because that day has come. On the 5th December 2011 NASA confirmed that this new Earth like planet, named Kepler 22B, does exist and is about 600 light years away…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Dec 06, 2011  
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Buzz Aldrin Announces: The Axe Apollo Space Academy
Axe bodyspray has recently announced the release of their Axe Apollo Space Academy campaign spearheaded by none other than famous moon-walker Buzz Aldrin. The APP Company, developers and publishers of the Buzz Aldrin: Portal to Space Science and Exploration mobile application have recently announced that they are updating their platform…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Feb 03, 2013  
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My Astrophysics Revelations
My astrophysics revalations: The importance of Spheres and Hour Glasses in Science and Math This paper is going to include a lot of different kinds of logical theories and questions similar to "which came first the chicken or the egg," Some of which is probably not accurate, but I believe…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Dec 08, 2011  
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Was there Life Mars Was Home to
The red planet is, after earth, the most suitable planet to sustain life in our solar system. This begs the question: was there life Mars was home to? The answer is still not crystal clear but we do have a lot of facts built up at this point to support…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Aug 14, 2013  
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Best Telescopes For Astronomy - 4 Factors to Consider When Choosing A Telescope
When looking for the best telescopes for astronomy there are several factors that you should consider when making your choice.. There are several different telescope sizes and configurations available and it can be confusing picking the one that will be best for you. Which one will be best for you…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Jan 04, 2012  
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Why is Pluto Not A Planet
Scientists have voted and if our solar system were the television show survivor then Pluto just got voted off the island. What it something that the little planet said or did? No. It simply came down to a vote among the scientific community. The short to answer to the question…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Aug 01, 2011  
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Nasa: Comet Near Mars Detected
2 NASA and one European spacecraft that acquired the very first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, have actually collected brand-new info about the standard homes of the comet's nucleus and straight spotted the impacts on the Martian environment. Information from observations performed by NASA's…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Jan 16, 2015  
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Astronomy Software Can Help You Reach the Stars
If you are like me, you gazed up into the starry heavens at night with a sense of awe and wonder. How many worlds were out there, or quite possibly, who else was out there? I began to build an extensive collection of astronomy software and books. By the time…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Feb 14, 2012  
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How To Buy The Best Beginner Telescope
Possibly the toughest decision for any budding astronomer is make is buying their first telescope. It can feel like mission impossible with so many telescopes to choose from and telescope prices that range from reasonable to national debt levels. I like to call this phase of the hobby Mission: Purchase…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Aug 01, 2011  
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Types Of Telescopes
Knowing the existing types of telescopes is an important step toward choosing the right one. It can become a confusing task due to the many designs available and the specific features each telescope possess. Not only is it crucial to know the basics of telescopy but it is also important…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   May 06, 2012  
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Choosing The Best Telescope For Astronomy
Picking the best telescope for astronomy is a challenging process that I'm not sure the question can even be answered. Choosing the best telescope for astronomy for you personally is an easier quest, but even so, there will be many factors to take into account. Let's consider a glimpse at…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Aug 04, 2011  
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The Bella Luna
Saturday's Supermoon so Beautiful Since it has been all over the news in the last week or so, I was looking forward to seeing the "Supermoon" luminating the sky this past Saturday night. Unfortunately, in my area there were thick clouds covering the sky. I was out there however around…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   May 10, 2012  
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