Latest Amateur astronomy Stories
British amateur astronomers say they have a new challenge -- spotting an astronaut's lost tool bag orbiting the Earth, to be visible until early next month. The backpack-sized object was lost by astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper during a space walk last week and should be visible from Britain with a reasonably strong telescope or pair of binoculars through the first days of December, astronomers told The Times of London. The best opportunities for British stargazers to spot the tool bag,...
A Dutch schoolteacher taking part in an online research project has discovered a gaseous object that astronomers say is of unknown origin.
By Jeff Green June 30 marks the 100th anniversary of an asteroid that exploded over Tunguska, Russia, with a force 1,000 times more powerful than the nuclear bomb that leveled Hiroshima at the end of World War II.
By Anonymous STARS & PLANETS: The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System IAN RIDPATH & WIL TIRION This fourth edition has been revised and expanded.
Levy is now one of the country's best known astronomers, maybe the best-known since Carl Sagan died, and one of the world's leading comet finders - he's discovered 22, so far.
NEW YORK, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SLOOH.COM, the leader in online astronomy, announces a new remote control observatory location in Chile -- opening up the other half of the Universe for live exploration.
The two biggest storms in the solar system are about to go bump in the night, in plain view of backyard telescopes.
A celestial swarm of stars will hover near a honey-colored Saturn for the next several months. Sky watchers will see the ringed planet together with the Beehive cluster, or M44, a group of stars that also make their home in the Milky Way galaxy.
The chances of the Earth being hit by a comet from beyond Pluto - a la Armageddon - are much lower than previously thought, according to new research by an ANU astronomer.
Amateur astronomers are being asked to help a constellation of observatories unravel the mysteries of a puzzling binary star system.
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 act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.