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Famous astronomers for Kids


Explore the universe with astronomy for kids and enjoy our free games, fun facts, cool quizzes, amazing videos, science fair projects and more! Learn about planets, stars, moons, galaxies, asteroids, comets, telescopes and all kinds of astronomical objects. As well as activities for children, there are…
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Current events on Space


Launch. Land. Repeat. The launch in West Texas is the third for the New Shepard rocket, which is named after Alan Shepard, the first American to go to space. Both the rocket and the capsule, which will eventually carry paying customers, landed successfully. During this test, the capsule was carrying two microgravity experiments from the Southwest Research Institute and the…


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Greeks Astronomy

Greeks Astronomy


Astronomy is an area where the Greeks displayed a remarkable talent. Observational astronomy, which was the main form of astronomy elsewhere, was taken a step further in Greece: they attempted to build a model of the universe that could account for the observations. They explored all imaginable alternatives, they considered many different solutions for the various astronomical…


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Current events Recent

Current events Recent


One of my students recently asked me about something he saw on the news regarding the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. His question was not about a certain sporting event but instead about the increased security because of the possible terrorist attacks, particularly against athletes from the West. I attempted to explain how some individuals do not agree with the American culture…


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Astronomical ring

Astronomical ring


The annular solar eclipse of Thursday, 1 September 2016 occurs when the Sun is in Leo. Greatest eclipse occurs at 09:06:54 UT, which is just under five-and-a-half days before lunar apogee, which is the Moon’s furthest point from us in its orbit. Hence the Moon is too small to fully cover the Sun’s disc, leaving a ring of sunlight. Annularity is visible from the South Atlantic…


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Astronomers list

Astronomers list


NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle Exoplanet Kepler 62e. Forget Rome. Ignore Madrid. Overlook tropical islands. Cash in your frequent flier miles and book a cruise to far-flung, exotic exoplanets. Lisa Kaltenegger, professor of astronomy and director of Cornell’s Carl Sagan Institute, lead author Stephen Kane of San Francisco State University and other scientists have written “A…


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Timeline of Nicolaus Copernicus

Timeline of Nicolaus Copernicus


Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland on February 19, 1473, the youngest of four children. His mother came from a prominent family and his father was a successful merchant. He died while Copernicus was still a child and it was left to his mother s brother, Lucas Watzenrode, to oversee his upbringing and education. Watzenrode, who was a bishop, planned for his nephew…


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Galileo theory of relativity

Galileo theory of relativity


Galileo Galilei helped usher in the age of modern science with his revolutionary ideas and inventions. He s perhaps best known for his vast improvements to early telescopes, allowing him to study heavenly bodies in unprecedented detail. He also challenged common conceptions about our place in the cosmos. Before Galileo, philosophers and theologians widely believed that the…


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