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Jupiter: Crash Course Astronomy #16
To gaze at the moon with the naked eye, making yourself familiar with the lunar map will help you pick out the seas, craters and other geographic phenomenon that others have already mapped to make your study more enjoyable. Moon maps can be had from any astronomy shop or online and they are well worth the investment.
Jay Leno Astronomy Quiz
It s exciting to think about setting up your own viewing station whether that is on the deck of your home or having a powerful but mobile telescope set up to take to the remove countryside to really get a good shot at some breath taking star gazing. The last thing we would want to do is to take away any of the fun of your hobby of astronomy because the joy of what we do as star gazers is a big part of the appeal.
Light: Crash Course Astronomy #24
It is pretty easy to see that the lens is the heart of the telescope so the kind that you will use will determine the success of your use of that telescope. The refractor lens is the simplest because it uses a convex lens to focus the light on the eyepiece. So the lens bends outwards for this purpose.
The Gravity of the Situation: Crash Course Astronomy #7
Of course, to take your moon worship to the ultimate, stepping your equipment up to a good starter telescope will give you the most stunning detail of the lunar surface. With each of these upgrades your knowledge and the depth and scope of what you will be able to see will improve geometrically. For many amateur astronomers, we sometimes cannot get enough of what we can see on this our closest space object.
Uranus & Neptune: Crash Course Astronomy #19
For most of us, it s a curiosity, an amusement to see what they say our day will be like based on the sign of the zodiac that we were born under. Sometimes we forget that this little diversion is actually part of an ancient science called astrology that has had a powerful effect on many cultures dating back to centuries before Christ.
Introduction to the Solar System: Crash Course Astronomy #9
The mount and the wedge are there to assist you with a superior viewing session and to keep your expensive telescope safe from a fall. - An Altazimuth Mount refers to the tripod of the telescope that holds the device in place and makes it useful during a star gazing session. The altazimuth mouth allows the telescope to move both horizontally (which is the azimuth) and vertically.
Tides: Crash Course Astronomy #8
It almost makes you think that we should put more energy and money into the space program, not less because it seems to be a bond that heals tension rather than creates it. Why is astronomy so exciting even though we have no dinosaurs, moving animals or any real danger to most who are obsessed with the discipline?
The Earth: Crash Course Astronomy #11
The two known dwarf planets that exist on the outer rim of our solar system are Eries and Ceres. So when Pluto s status was changed to be removed from the list of planets, it simply joined those two bodies as dwarf planets but still a solid citizen of the community of celestial bodies around our sun.
Astronomy Lecture - the Planets
That s a relief huh? There are many objects floating around in our solar system other than the planets we know of. It s an interesting piece of trivia that in addition to the planets there are 165 moons orbiting around those nine planets. Some of those moons are so advanced that some scientists have suspected that they might have supported life at some point.
Massive Diamond Planet Orbits Neutron Star, Astronomers Find
You may have seen a hobbyist who is well along in their study setting up those really cool looking telescopes on a hill somewhere. That excites the amateur astronomer in you because that must be the logical next step in the growth of your hobby. But how to buy a good telescope can be downright confusing and intimidating.
Distances: Crash Course Astronomy #25
When you are a lover of astronomy, the confusion between astronomy and astrology by those who don t really understand the differences can get pretty aggravating. And in early civilizations, the two disciplines were not separate. Astrology was just the religious side of the science of astronomy. So what changed?
Eclipses: Crash Course Astronomy #5
When you find that quiet park, field or lake side spot, all you have to do is point up and say just look and the magnificence of the night sky will do the rest. - A special Christmas gift. You can buy your children an affordable and durable beginner s telescope along with some easy star maps written just for kids.
High Mass Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #31
The names of the planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are all from our cultural past being gods from Greek and Roman mythology. But the solar system is not just made up of these planets. The solar system is a very busy place indeed. In 2006, there was quite a bit of controversy as scholars and astronomers agreed to downgrade Pluto and remove its status as a planet.
Mercury: Crash Course Astronomy #13
But the moon may always be our first love because is the one far away space object that has the unique distinction of flying close to the earth and upon which man has walked. Your study of the moon, like anything else, can go from the simple to the very complex. To gaze at the moon with the naked eye, making yourself familiar with the lunar map will help you pick out the seas, craters and other geographic phenomenon that others have already mapped to make your study more enjoyable.
The Oort Cloud: Crash Course Astronomy #22
But when it comes to astronomy, we do better when we fall into deeper and deeper levels of awe at what we see up there in the night sky. Some amazing facts about what the children are looking at can add to the goose bumps they are already having as they gaze eyes skyward. Facts like - Our sun is part of a huge galaxy called the Milky Way that consists of one hundred billion stars just like it or larger.
Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #26
The refractor lens is the simplest because it uses a convex lens to focus the light on the eyepiece. So the lens bends outwards for this purpose. The refractor telescope s strength is in viewing planets. The reflector s strength is in seeing more distant objects and the lens is concave or bends in. It uses mirrors to focus the image that you eventually see.
Saturn: Crash Course Astronomy #18
You will never see a Raiders of the Lost Arc or Jurassic Park movie made about an astronomer. Excitement for lovers of this science is to stay up all night watching the cosmos through a powerful telescope. But that fact does not seem to discourage the tens of thousands to get into astronomy each year and the huge interest worldwide with the stars, the planets and the universe.
Mars: Crash Course Astronomy #15
And because it is almost impossible to hold the binoculars still for the length of time you will want to gaze at this magnificent body in space, you may want to add to your equipment arsenal a good tripod that you can affix the binoculars to so you can study the moon in comfort and with a stable viewing platform.
COLETANDO MATERIAIS ! : SPACE ASTRONOMY 2# : MINECRAFT
In many cases, if we see a far away star, we are actually seeing it hundreds or thousands of years ago because that is how long it takes for that light to cross the universe and be visible in our sky. That alone is a pretty mind blowing idea. Now light itself is a pretty strange substance. But to our astronomy scientists, light is just another energy that exists in a certain frequency.
Jupiter's Moons: Crash Course Astronomy #17
Naturally, as you grow in your love of astronomy, you will find many celestial bodies fascinating. But the moon may always be our first love because is the one far away space object that has the unique distinction of flying close to the earth and upon which man has walked. Your study of the moon, like anything else, can go from the simple to the very complex.
The Moon: Crash Course Astronomy #12
There is another belt of large objects further out called the Kuiper belt as well as a bubble in space called a heliopause and there is a suspected additional belt outside the known solar system called the Oort belt that we think is the origin of a lot of large asteroids and comets that frequent our solar system and come to orbit our sun.
Pink Floyd  - Astronomy Domine [ Live 1968 ]
Here are some steps you can take to make the moments you can devote to your hobby of astronomy much more enjoyable. -Get out of town. The furtherest you can get from the lights of the city, the more you will see in the night sky. -Know what you are looking at. It is great fun to start learning the constellations, how to navigate the night sky and find the planets and the famous stars.
Venus: Crash Course Astronomy #14
Just use the same system you used to find The North Star but continue drawing that line that started in those pointer stars in the bowl of The Big Dipper. Go about half as far as you went to find Polaris and you are there. You will see a trapezoid of stars about as big as The Big Dipper. This trapezoid forms the tail of The Swan.
Telescopes: Crash Course Astronomy #6
The refractor lens is the simplest because it uses a convex lens to focus the light on the eyepiece. So the lens bends outwards for this purpose. The refractor telescope s strength is in viewing planets. The reflector s strength is in seeing more distant objects and the lens is concave or bends in. It uses mirrors to focus the image that you eventually see.