Friday, September 25th Schedule:
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David H. Levy discusses areas of (mostly) English Literature where the writer’s appreciation of the night sky, or events in the night sky, adds to its beauty. Dr. Levy is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history. He … Continue reading →
The Universe is full of past, current and future scientific discovery! Join the Michigan Science Center for a live presentation where we’ll explore the known and unknown world of physics in space using exciting demonstrations to simulate concepts that are … Continue reading →
Using binoculars for astronomy is becoming increasingly popular as users realize the benefits over a bulky telescope. Binoculars have a wider field of view, allowing you to more easily scan the sky for targets. Diane Hall is the 2020 president … Continue reading →
Jeff Stark of Flint’s Longway Planetarium talks about astronomy trivia. Some of Longway’s YouTube Videos: Cover Image: Flint’s Longway Planetarium.
SpaceEngine is an amazing 3D simulator app for Windows that allows you to fly practically anywhere in the universe! You can fly through Saturn’s rings, land on the Moon – at the Apollo landing sites, or completely break the laws … Continue reading →
The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event, also known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) extinction, was a sudden mass extinction of three-quarters of the plant and animal species on Earth, approximately 66 million years ago. The Alvarez hypothesis posits that the mass e...
Neutrinos are subatomic particles created by the fusion processes in the cores of all stars, human-made particle accelerators, and other natural processes. Nearly massless, these bizarre particles rarely interact with other matter; neutrinos are theoretically able to pass through a … Continue...
Radio telescopes are use by astronomers around the world to observe the naturally occurring radio waves that come from celestial objects. Visible-light astronomy doesn’t tell the whole story about objects in space – to get a better understanding of them … Continue reading →
View the night sky live from Yipsi with Jeff Kopmanis and his “Orange Can!” Jeff Kopmanis has been an amateur astronomer since 1998, and is is a member of the University Lowbrows. Jeff will live-streaming his nighttime observing session – he says … Continue reading →
The sizes of objects in the cosmos, and distances between them are important concepts when it comes to astronomy – and can often be difficult to wrap one’s head around. Ken Bertin discusses “Size and Distance” in the universe; Ken … Continue reading →
Mike Bruno of the Ford Amateur Astronomy Club shows off his scale model of the solar system. Related Video: “Riding Light” – travelling from the Sun in real-time at the speed of light.
Samer Hariri will be live streaming views of the Moon. A good resource for observers, teachers and students is NASA’s Moon Phase and Libration, 2020 Page
Kerbal Space Program (KSP) is a space flight simulation video game that allows you to build rockets, space planes, satellites, landers and rovers. The developers of KSP have partnered with both NASA and the ESA to bring real-life missions and … Continue reading →
Stellarium is a free open-source planetarium app that many astronomers use frequently. Stellarium allows you to see the sky from any point on Earth and any time of day. You can use it to see what will be in the … Continue reading →
Don Swetzig is a member of the University Lowbrows; Don will be live-streaming from Pinckney, Michigan.
Deep in the past, Mars was a warm, wet world, similar to the Earth today. It may have had primitive life. But as Earth was becoming a nice place for life, Mars was becoming a cold desert, with almost no … Continue reading →
Doug Bock has been an amateur astronomer since 1965, and is a prolific astrophotographer. Doug is a member of the University Lowbrows, the Warren Astronomical Society, the Ford Amateur Astronomy Club, the Seven Ponds Astronomy Club and the GM Astronomy … Continue reading →
Dr. Brian Ottum is a member of the University Lowbrows. Brian will show you deep-sky objects via his remotely controlled telescope located at Dark Sky New Mexico. If we’re lucky, Brian will be able to track an Earth-orbiting satellite! Brian … Continue reading →