Astronomy is one of the oldest forms of natural science. This type of science goes back to the times of Antiquity. Ancient scientists would tell the difference between different planets and star types because they thought of them as places for the gods. The very first form of astronomy used was during the Bronze Age, and there are plenty of stars which still have names from this era in time. The ancient Greeks thought of Astronomy as a different type of mathematics and were strongly for it. Many mathematicians and philosophers of the time including Aristotle and Plato believed Read the rest of this entry »
For many, the summer means vacations, the beach, cookouts and warm weather. For a select few, summertime means clear nights when the stars are visible. When you can see stars, you see constellations.
A constellation is nothing more than a specific group of stars. Many have names, such as the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Orion, Pegasus, etc. Finding and naming the constellations is a difficult task. Enter the planetarium.
A planetarium is a special theater that allows people to see what the night sky looks like. Cast against a dome, the entire sky is laid out before the viewer, Read the rest of this entry »
Each constellation has a certain season in which it can be viewed better compared to others. It is best to view stars during late evenings or early mornings.
During the winter, constellations can be seen which include the Orion which represents a hunter with a sword on his belt. The three stars located along the Orion’s belt are the Orion Nebula.
During the fall, constellations that can be seen include the Andromeda and the Pegasus Read the rest of this entry »