Space Astronomy

We live in the Golden Age of Astronomy and most of our most ambitions science missions in the next few decades will be with space missions. Here are our articles on the latest in this exciting field.

Looking Up

5th Mar, 2018 - 5534 views

Our predilection to look to the sky, to feel what we feel and to find fascination where we treasure it, is a curiosity.

How to Get A Job in Astronomy

25th Jan, 2017 - 9179 views

Job in astronomy | Get a job as an astronomer | A scientific career in deep astronomy is not all about getting a PhD | Support or project scientist?

Asteroid Facts

11th Feb, 2012 - 6573 views

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.

The Redneck Astronomer

15th Aug, 2007 - 4711 views

My life has always been a collision of worlds that never seemed to fit together. This article explains, in part, what I mean.

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

25th Oct, 2006 - 21.4k views

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

Why Astronomy Matters

10th Jul, 2006 - 6474 views

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