Monthly Archives: August 2009

Astronomy Apps on the iPhone

As we all know, sales of smart phones are skyrocketing world-wide primarily because of the many applications that are available for these devices. I’m happy to report that amateur astronomers haven’t been left out when it comes to smart phone … Continue reading

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Real Science – Galaxy Zoo

I am a big fan of some of the popular astronomy forums like Cloudy Nights and IceInSpace. Every once in awhile someone will submit a post that says something like "I really enjoy amateur astronomy but I would like to … Continue reading

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Kepler Detects Atmosphere on Exoplanet

One of the most interesting areas of astronomical research is the hunt for extra solar planets or exoplanets. The American Kepler space telescope was designed to hunt for exoplanets in our area of the Milky Way. It was launched on … Continue reading

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The sharpest views ever of Betelgeuse

Betelgeuse (alpha Orionis) is one of the most well known stars. It is the second brightest star in Orion and distinguished by it’s red color. Betelgeuse is approximately 1,000 times larger than the Sun and emits more light than 100,000 … Continue reading

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