Astronomy is a serious science and a popular hobby all over the world. There's a lot of new information popping up every day. A lot of this information from the image is to how to use a telescope can be found in an astronomy magazine. It's even better now that so much of this is also on the web.Astronomy Now is one of Britain's top astronomy magazines. It's a magazine for everyone that's been in publication since the late 1980s. The magazine regularly includes features on everything to do with the science, and focus articles that go further in depth into a particular subject or aspect of Astronomy. Standard in every issue are star charts, book reviews and reader images. Not only does the website include much of the same information, but the star charts there are in an even more useful format. the clock can be turned to different months, times of months and various magnifications. These charts are very useful.Sky and Telescope is another excellent astronomy magazine. The magazine claims to be like a top astronomers standing with you. Imagine gazing up at the stars while Carl Sagan, rest his soul, stood ready to deliver important tips and information. Of course the magazine not only focuses on this important information, but includes stunning imagery of outer space objects and phenomenon. For example Sky and Telescope showed an image of a planet orbiting another star in November of 2008. This marks the first time a planet has been seen orbiting another star in visible light imagery.One of the first websites people find when searching for astronomy magazines is the website for Astronomy. This one has a wealth of information online. The website for example carries images of the first ever solar system seen in visible light. There is also a podcast audio tour of the constellation Cassiopeia. The magazine is also well-known for its guides that include tips and tricks for kids who want to start with astronomy
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Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams were other two astronauts of Indian origin to go to space. Sunita Williams returned safely from space while Kalpana Chawla's space shuttle Columbia crashed killing her and her crew members.
Astronomy is the study of space objects such as planets, galaxies and stars. Some people do it for a living, others just to pass the time. That's why when a web site or magazine offers an astronomy picture of the day it's likely to attract a great deal of attention. There are plenty of such pictures to choose from, and plenty of interesting objects out there to keep people looking.The first place to look for and astronomy picture of the day is NASA's website. This site NASA.gov shows a new image each and every day. It also has a multimedia center with video and images. These could be great sources for a person to create their own site that offers a new image each day. On November 5, 2008, NASA's picture of the day was a close view of Saturn's moon, Enceladus. It was taken by the Cassini space craft as it passed about 1,700 kilometers from the surface. It gets down to details the size of the bus. One interesting feature of the ice on Enceladus is that it reflects 99% of the light that falls onto it. Talk about bright. The moon is so interesting that Cassini will continue to fly by for more images later in its mission.NASA maintains an archive of all the astronomy photos of the day dating all the way back to June 16 of 1995. It was a representation of the earth as if it were as dense as a neutron star. This photo was created by the computer. It shows Orion visible twice. That's because a neutron star is dense enough to bend light from behind it to the front of it. This distortion causes double images of some objects.September 8, 1995 brought a very interesting image of the central part of our own Milky Way galaxy from the NASA COBE Satellite. This image would normally not be visible because the dust in the galaxy obscures it in the visible spectrum. But COBE scans in infrared, so produced the amazing image of our very symmetrical galaxy.The astronomy picture of the day was the same on January 1, 2000 and January 1, 2001. That's because most people believe the year 2000 was the first year of the new millennium. However the third millennium actually began on January 1, 2001.
What about astronomy fun facts that don't have to do with the sun? How about the moon? In the entire universe man has only walked upon the earth and the moon. And one human man actually traveled to the moon but never left it.
There are more astronomy fun facts about the moon. It's the site of what may become the oldest footprint. Neil Armstrong's “giant leap for mankind” left a print in the moon dust that will like still be there in 10 million years. The astronauts who walked on the moon wore suits that weighed 180 pounds on earth but a mere 30 pounds on the lunar surface.
Astronomy fun facts aren't limited to our close neighbors. Stars bring the past to life. It can take millions of years for light from some stars to reach us. It could be that some of those stars blinked out long ago. The number of stars in the sky is expressed by a one with 22 zeros following it.
In the UK many people read Astronomy Now. It's been around for 20 years and caters to both hobbyists and the professionals. In addition to standard articles there are focus features that give the whole scoop on certain aspects of astronomy. Reader images, star charts and book reviews are standard in every issue of this magazine. Not only does the website include much of the same information, but the star charts there are in an even more useful format. The sky can be shown for any month, period of the month (early or late,) time and at various magnifications. It's a real help to anyone with a telescope.
Sky and Telescope is an important magazine on astronomy. The magazine includes stunning images of outer space objects and phenomenon. One exciting piece of imagery Sky and Telescope delivered in November of 2008 was images of a planet orbiting another star.
One of the first websites people find when searching for astronomy magazines is the website for Astronomy. The website for example carries images of the first ever solar system seen in visible light. Also posted is an audio tour, in the form of a podcast, of the constellation Cassiopeia. The magazine is also well-known for its guides that include tips and tricks for kids who want to start with astronomy. Both the print magazine and website are of top quality.
You can also get information about astronomy for free from internet.