Summer Triangle
Observing

The Night Sky This Month: June 2017

May 31, 2017 James Miller 0

June 21st marks the official start of summer in the northern hemisphere, but observers in far-northern latitudes are to a large extent deprived of views of the summer night sky by persistent twilight that washes […]

Giant-impact Hypothesis
Astronomy Lists

Top Theories on How the Moon Formed

May 29, 2017 James Miller 0

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 […]

Pollux and Castor
Stars

Star Facts: Castor

May 19, 2017 James Miller 0

Castor (Alpha Geminorum) is the “other” star that marks out the “heads” of the Heavenly Twins in the constellation Gemini, the other being Pollux (Beta Geminorum). Even though Castor is the least luminous of the […]

10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World
Astronomy History

10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World

May 14, 2017 James Miller 0

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 […]

Acrux
Stars

Star Facts: Acrux

May 2, 2017 James Miller 0

Acrux (Alpha Crucis) is the brightest star in the constellation Crux, the 13th most luminous star in the entire night sky, and also the southernmost of all first magnitude stars. However, Acrux is actually a […]

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