Astronomy Articles

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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

Apophis: The Asteroid That Could Smash Into the Earth on April 13th, 2036

Will Apophis hit us in 2036? That depends on its trajectory as it passes overhead in 2029!

Published by Tony Darnell on 25th Oct, 2006

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Telescope

Here is some stuff I think every person should think about before buying their very first telescope.

Published by Tony Darnell on 25th Oct, 2006

How to Destroy the Earth with a Coffee Can

It's not as easy to destroy the Earth as you might think; evil geniuses everywhere have been trying for years. The problem lies with the fact that the Earth is pretty big (at least compared to you and me) and it takes quite a bit of energ

2 Published by Tony Darnell on 20th Sep, 2006

The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken

Probably more than any other image I've ever seen, the Hubble Deep Field has profoundly changed my perspective on the universe and our place in it. When I first saw the image, and then learned how it was taken, I was forever changed by it.

2 Published by Tony Darnell on 6th Sep, 2006

Why Astronomy Matters

I was recently asked the question, "Why does knowing about astronomy matter?"

Published by Tony Darnell on 10th Jul, 2006