• Astronomy Quotes In Shakespeare
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    Astronomy Quotes In Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was England’s greatest author and amongst his voluminous works are numerous  references to astronomical, as well as astrological bodies, such as stars, planets, the moon or meteors. Here are a few of [...]
  • Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Moon
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    Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Moon

    The Moon has been Earth’s constant companion for most of its history, even though the mechanism of its formation is still the subject of some debate in astronomical circles. However, the Moon is one of [...]
  • Giant-impact Hypothesis
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    Top Theories on How the Moon Formed

    The Moon has been a constant source of wonder and fascination throughout mankind’s’ history, but despite being located a mere 238,900 miles or 1.28 light-seconds away, we know less about it and how it came [...]
  • Mars Map and Regions
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    10 Interesting Surface Features on Mars

    Mars has been in the human consciousness since pre-historic times, and can easily be seen as noticeably red with the naked eye as a result of iron oxides in its surface material. At its closest [...]
  • 10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World
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    10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World

    From the western historical perspective, it is sometimes easy to focus on the astronomical works of early Greek astronomers too tightly, while overlooking the worthy contributions made by earlier philosophers from other cultures that have [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Callisto
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    10 Interesting Facts about Callisto

    Callisto is Jupiters’ second-biggest moon, and the third-biggest moon in the solar system, after another one of Jupiter’s moons, Ganymede, and then Titan, the largest moon of the planet Saturn. As with Jupiter’s main moons [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Our Sun
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    10 Interesting Facts About Our Sun

    1) Classified As A Yellow Dwarf The Sun is classified as a G-type yellow dwarf (G2V), which is a little misleading as stars in this sequence can vary in color from yellow for cooler stars, [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About The Planet Mercury
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    10 Interesting Facts About The Planet Mercury

    1: Associated With All Things Fast In Roman times Mercury was a very busy god of commerce, wealth, eloquence, messages, travelers, luck, trickery and thieves, whose other responsibilities included conveying the dead to the underworld. [...]

Stargazing

  • Comet V2 Johnson
    The first real dark skies for the northern hemisphere occur only after about the 11th of July, which offers a perfect opportunity to view the Summer Triangle, an asterism made up of the bright stars Vega, Altair and Deneb, in the [...]