Tag: astronomy

Free E-Book for astronomy beginners: master the basics

Free E-Book for astronomy beginners: master the basics

Telescope 101: An introduction to the world of telescopes: This is the title of a free e-book written by Marcus Schenk for helping another amateur astronomers to master the basics. That is how I consider myself, an amateur, so I went into the reading of the book, and I have to say that I found […]

Nearby galaxy is a “fossil” from the early universe

Nearby galaxy is a “fossil” from the early universe

Pasadena, CA— New work from a team of scientists including Carnegie’s Josh Simon analyzed the chemical elements in the faintest known galaxy, called Segue 1, and determined that it is effectively a fossil galaxy left over from the early universe. Astronomers hoping to learn about the first stages of galaxy formation after the Big Bang […]

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013

What to do tonight? I have an astronomical suggestion: Let’s watch the stars because tonight is the night. Yes! The Perseid Meteor shower is already here and everything you need to know too 🙂 1. When? The night of 12-13 August. 2. The best hour? Before dawn viewing is best. 3. Where? Avoid cities and places […]