• The Moon
    Astronomy Lists

    Top 10 Features on the Moon for Stargazers

    Although some stargazers may consider the Moon to be a nuisance that spoils their night-time viewing, the truth of the matter is that the Earth’s only natural satellite has enough features to offer a lifetime [...]
  • Mayan Calendar
    Astronomy History

    10 Interesting Facts About The Calendar

    1: Ancients Used Phases of Moon to Measure Time Ancient people used to measure time by charting the phases of the moon from new to full, which is the likely origin of the word month, [...]
  • Biggest Meteor Showers Of The Year
    Astronomy Lists

    10 Biggest Meteor Showers Of The Year

    Meteor showers provide some of the most awe inspiring celestial events of the year. As would agree any stargazer fortunate enough to have seen a particularly prolific meteor shower raining down dozens of “shooting stars” [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about the Oort Cloud
    Astronomy Lists

    10 Interesting Facts about the Oort Cloud

    Named after the Dutch astronomer Jan Oort, but sometimes also known as the Öpik–Oort cloud, this hypothetical cloud of small, icy planetesimals is thought to surround the solar system out to a distance of more [...]
  • Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes
    Astronomy Lists

    Astronomy vs Astrology Quotes

    In ancient cultures people noticed that astronomical events in the heavens seemed to impact life on Earth, such as stars and constellations appearing in the night sky at certain times of the year marking the [...]
  • Top 15 Astronomy Myths
    Astronomy Lists

    Top 15 Astronomy Myths

    1: Copernicus First Suggested Earth Revolves Around Sun Polish astronomer Copernicus (1473-1543) was not the first person to suggest the Earth revolves around a stationary Sun, but he was the first to revive and elaborate [...]
  • 20 Recommended Astronomy Books
    Astronomy Lists

    20 Recommended Astronomy Books

    Although there are thousands of internet resources that serve the interests of the majority of most amateur astronomers most of the time, some types of information can only be obtained from old-style paper books. It [...]

Stargazing

  • Straight Wall on Moon
    Those living the northern hemisphere will no doubt be looking forward to the end of winter and the official start of spring which is just weeks away. On March 20th at 21:58 UTC, the Vernal Equinox (spring equinox) will subsequently herald [...]
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