Tag Archives: Astronomy

Magnitude and Intensity

I originally published this post to my now-inactive blog, so if you know me from back when the Old Content Archive was ftlofacts, you’ve read this already. If you know me from Science at Your Doorstep, then read on! It’s … Continue reading

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Guest Post—Collision of Science and Belief

Originally posted on A Momma's View:
Emma’s Blog, For The Love Of Facts, is a very new one and yet it’s not. Emma was blogging under the name of Perse before on Far Beyond The Stars. For a long…

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The Ecliptic

The ecliptic, as astronomers call it, is the apparent path of the sun against the background of the stars in the sky. It’s useful because it tells us how to find the planets in the sky. They can be hard to … Continue reading

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Precession

We have a bit of a shorter post today—I thought precession warranted its own post, before I go on to talking about the ecliptic. Precession is refers to the way Earth wobbles around on its axis, a bit like a … Continue reading

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The Celestial Sphere

The celestial sphere is certainly a strange way to think about the night sky. It makes sense to use globes to diagram the Earth. The Earth, after all, is a roughly spherical planet, and flat paper maps have a way … Continue reading

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