Tag Archives: constellations

Stars: Naming and Brightness

So, this post builds a bit on constellations. I know it’s been a while since I’ve talked about them, so I’ll give you a brief recap before we dive into stars, their names, and their brightness. Meet Pegasus, and the constellations … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience

You may have heard of a common pseudoscience—astrology. Astrology is a pseudoscience because it’s a set of beliefs that seem to be based on scientific ideas, but really, it fails to obey even the most basic rules of science. What … Continue reading

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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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Mapping the Sky

I need you guys to help me with something. Can you find a horse in this image of the night sky? Yeah, me neither. I’m lost. I see the Great Square of Pegasus because I know what to look for, … Continue reading

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