Category: Magazine

Astronomy vs Astrology

There are just a couple of things you’ve got to love about being an astronomer.  My students always advertised that viewing at a star party

Stories of Mars

On July 27th, 2018, Mars will enter opposition. It will be the closest it has been to our pale blue dot in fifteen years. Right

That Which Awaits the Dawn

As we move into the summer, our gaze shifts from our neighbors in the Local Cluster towards our galactic plane. The Milky Way rises higher

The Doppler Effect and Cosmic Red Shift

  Christian Doppler (1803 – 1853) was an Austrian mathematician and physicist who is known for his principle, known as the Doppler Effect, that the

The Kessel Run and the Parsec

“It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs!” – Han Solo, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)