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Join Us for Astronomy Day! This Saturday, at the George Observatory
October 22, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Our Fun Hundred events continue this Saturday, October 24, as our annual Astronomy Day takes place at the George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park. Join us from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for a wide variety of activities.  Of course we’ll begin stargazing at dusk (about 7:30 p.m.) if the weather is clear.  Our main […]

What Galileo Saw
September 29, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Recently, we passed the anniversary of Galileo‘s trial before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Inquisition) for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun. As the current International Year of Astronomy honors Galileo’s observations and how they transformed astronomy, now is a good time to consider just what he saw through his telescope […]

Go Stargazing! September Edition
September 2, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: FlyingSinger Jupiter is the brightest thing in the evening sky this month, unless the Moon is out.  Face southeast and look for the brightest point of light there.  Remember, Jupiter outshines everything in the sky except the Sun, the Moon, and Venus, so if you’re looking in the right direction, you can’t miss […]

2009: International Year of Astronomy
January 21, 2009 · 1 Comment

photo credit: judepics We could say that modern astronomy began in 1609.  That was the year when the telescope, invented by the Dutch in 1608, was first used to observe and describe celestial objects.  Until telescopes were used, astronomy was primarily about measuring the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets in the sky.  This helped […]



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