Astronomy Articles

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How to Get A Job in Astronomy

"How do I get a job in astronomy?" is probably the most asked question I get. Here's some advice for those considering a career in astronomy, and it's not all about getting a PhD.

Published by Tony Darnell on 24th Jan, 2017

Asteroid Facts

The solar system is actually a pretty scary place. Right now, NASA is tracking almost 15,000 near Earth objects that include both asteroids and comets, and there are an unknown number of these objects circling the Sun.

Published by Tony Darnell on 11th Feb, 2012

What is the Best Telescope to Buy?

Buying a telescope can be very daunting if you've never used one before. Read this article before getting out your wallet.

3 Published by Tony Darnell on 6th Aug, 2011

How I Overcame My Math Blocks

What do you do when you can’t do the thing you want most in life? And I don’t mean “can’t” in a I-have-other-things-to-do kind of way. I mean can’t do it even though it’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do kind of way.

4 Published by Tony Darnell on 31st Dec, 2006

Your First Telescope for Astronomy

New to amateur astronomy? Want to get involved? Want to buy your first telescope? Here are some things I wish I knew when I was starting out.

Published by Tony Darnell on 13th Nov, 2006

Why Do You Want a Telescope?

If you're in the market for a telescope, I want to make sure you have the best possible experience with it under the stars. I always ask prospective buyers this question before going any further.

Published by Tony Darnell on 1st Nov, 2006