Helios the sun god
Astronomy History

Who Discovered the Sun is a Star?

March 9, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Introduction In ancient Greece during the 7th century BC, scientists like Thales of Miletus (624-546 BC) started to realize that the Sun was not the deity Helios (Apollo) driving his chariot around the Earth, but […]

Star Magnitudes

What are Star Magnitudes?

February 28, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

In astronomy, the magnitude of a star refers to its measure of brightness, and while absolute magnitude relates to the star’s intrinsic brightness, apparent magnitude, on the other hand, is a way of measuring how […]

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