Astronomy Articles

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Cool Astronomy Gifts for Christmas 2017

22nd Nov, 2017

Are you looking for a cool gift this year for the astronomy enthusiast in your life? Check out our suggestions.

Submission Guidelines for Space Fan News

7th Apr, 2017

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

"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

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 object...

What is the Best Telescope to Buy?

6th Aug, 2011

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

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 ...

Your First Telescope for Astronomy

13th Nov, 2006

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

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

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

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Telescope

25th Oct, 2006

Here is some stuff I think every person should think about before buying their very first telescope.

How to Destroy the Earth with a Coffee Can

20th Sep, 2006

It's not as easy to destroy the Earth as you might think; evil geniuses everywhere have been trying for years. The problem lies with the fact that the Earth is pretty big (at least compared t...

The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken

6th Sep, 2006

Probably more than any other image I've ever seen, the Hubble Deep Field has profoundly changed my perspective on the universe and our place in it. When I first saw the image, and then learned how it...