Astronomy Articles

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Found 18 articles

Why Astronomy Matters

10th Jul, 2006 - 2.4k views

I was recently asked the question, "Why does knowing about astronomy matter?"

The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken

6th Sep, 2006 - 11.6k views

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.

How to Destroy the Earth with a Coffee Can

20th Sep, 2006 - 4.8k views

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 to you and me) and it takes quite a bit of energ

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Telescope

25th Oct, 2006 - 5k views

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

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

25th Oct, 2006 - 5.1k views

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

Why Do You Want a Telescope?

1st Nov, 2006 - 3.7k views

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.

Your First Telescope for Astronomy

13th Nov, 2006 - 3.8k views

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.

How I Overcame My Math Blocks

31st Dec, 2006 - 20.5k views

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.

The Redneck Astronomer

15th Aug, 2007 - 1k views

My life has always been a collision of worlds that never seemed to fit together. This article explains, in part, what I mean.

What is the Best Telescope to Buy?

6th Aug, 2011 - 48.1k views

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

Asteroid Facts

11th Feb, 2012 - 2.7k views

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.

How to Get A Job in Astronomy

24th Jan, 2017 - 3.6k views

Job in astronomy | Get a job as an astronomer | A scientific career in deep astronomy is not all about getting a PhD | Support or project scientist?