Latest Amateur astronomy Stories
Every so often, readers submit questions to our "Ask the Astronomer" series, wondering various things about the universe, space travel, or complex physics concepts we have no freaking answer for. Thankfully, when this happens, we have a few resident astronomers always willing to jump in and help us out--like professor of astronomy at Vanderbilt University, Dr. David Weintraub.
Want to get a celestial event or object named after you? Here's how and where to report your amateur findings.
A software application based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge has the potential to increase the number of new asteroid discoveries by amateur astronomers.
Long before the term "citizen science" was coined, the field of astronomy has benefited from countless men and women who study the sky in their spare time.
Vito Technology has announced the release of their award-winning astronomy guide Star Walk for Windows Phone.
Public is invited to interact with astronomers at AAS meeting in National Harbor. WASHINGTON, Dec.
Everyone's idea of a vacation seems to center around a beach or a mountain, so how about mixing things up a bit on your next trip by venturing out to a place far from city lights, to a land that blankets you in a night sky like you've never known.
Astronomers and star-gazers of all kinds will cluster in this northern Michigan resort town Oct.
The International Dark-Sky Association was recently awarded a grant from the Uwingu Fund in support of the organization's new program called "Save Our Stars."
Sample Entry: Astronomy is the scientific study of stars, planets, comets, galaxies, and other phenomena that occur outside Earth's atmosphere (e.g. cosmic radiation). Astronomy deals with the evolution, physics, chemical makeup, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects, and also the formation of the universe. The word Astronomy comes from the Greek words astron (meaning "star") and nomos (meaning "law"). Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. Since the dawn of man, people always...
The Reverend Thomas William Webb (December 14, 1807 "“ May 19, 1885) was a British astronomer and faithful clergyman. The lone son of a clergyman, the Rev. John Webb was raised and educated by his father in absence of his mother who died in Webb's early childhood. He travelled to Oxford to attend Magdalen College. Soon after, he was ordained a minister by the Anglican Church in 1829. In 1843, he married Henrietta Montague. Mrs. Webb died on September 7, 1884. Webb followed shortly...
Amateur Astronomy -- Amateur astronomy, also called backyard astronomy, is a hobby whose participants enjoy watching the night sky (and the day sky too, for sunspots, eclipses, etc.), and the plethora of objects found in it, mainly with portable telescopes and binoculars. Even though scientific research is not their main goal, many amateur astronomers make a contribution to astronomy by monitoring variable stars, tracking asteroids and discovering transient objects, such as comets. Such...
- The analysis of literature, focusing on the words and grammar to the exclusion of context or literary merit.