Astronomy Articles

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Submission Guidelines for Space Fan News

7th Apr, 2017 by Tony Darnell

Want to submit a story for Space Fan News? Here are the guidelines to follow.

How to Get A Job in Astronomy

24th Jan, 2017 by Tony Darnell

"How do I get a job in astronomy?" is probably the most asked question I get. Here's some advice for those considering a career in astronomy, and it's not all about getting a PhD.

Asteroid Facts

11th Feb, 2012 by Tony Darnell

The solar system is actually a pretty scary place. Right now, NASA is tracking almost 15,000 near Earth objects that include both asteroids and comets, and there are an unknown number of these objects circling the Sun.

What is the Best Telescope to Buy?

6th Aug, 2011 by Tony Darnell

Buying a telescope can be very daunting if you've never used one before. Read this article before getting out your wallet.

How I Overcame My Math Blocks

31st Dec, 2006 by Tony Darnell

What do you do when you can’t do the thing you want most in life? And I don’t mean “can’t” in a I-have-other-things-to-do kind of way. I mean can’t do it even though it’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do kind of way.

Your First Telescope for Astronomy

13th Nov, 2006 by Tony Darnell

New to amateur astronomy? Want to get involved? Want to buy your first telescope? Here are some things I wish I knew when I was starting out.

Why Do You Want a Telescope?

1st Nov, 2006 by Tony Darnell

If you're in the market for a telescope, I want to make sure you have the best possible experience with it under the stars. I always ask prospective buyers this question before going any further.

Apophis: The Asteroid That Could Smash Into the Earth on April 13th, 2036

25th Oct, 2006 by Tony Darnell

Will Apophis hit us in 2036? That depends on its trajectory as it passes overhead in 2029!