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A new phase for the Astronomy Outreach Foundation
Many of you are familiar with the telescope industry’s first trade association, the Astronomy Outreach Foundation, which was created in late 2009 to spread interest in astronomy, especially to younger folks. The group has recently undergone a reorganization. Now named simply the Astronomy Foundation...
Fri, Aug 12 2011
One night in a cornfield — Part Five
In 1687, with the publication of Isaac Newton’s Philosephiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (“Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy”), the telescope’s journey had already lasted 77 years, but really it had just begun. For the first time in history, humans were elevated...
Wed, Jul 20 2011
One night in a cornfield — Part Four
The first national observatory, in Copenhagen, Denmark, was established in 1637. In the Netherlands, Christiaan Huygens described Saturn’s rings, discovered its moon Titan, and found light and dark markings on Mars. Observatories sprang up in Paris and at Greenwich, England. For the first time...
Tue, Jul 19 2011
One night in a cornfield — Part Three
It was 400 years ago when Galileo sparked a transformation of thinking on this planet. What Galileo found immediately astonished him and established the first large step in observational astronomy. [caption image="/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles/daves_2D00_universe...
Mon, Jul 18 2011
One night in a cornfield — Part Two
Carefully using a red-filtered flashlight to preserve his eyes’ sensitivity to faint light, the boy made a quick drawing on paper of how the Andromeda Galaxy appeared with his 8-inch telescope on that late summer night. The bushes continued to rustle, the breeze shot through the trees, and Larry...
Fri, Jul 15 2011
One night in a cornfield — Part One
“The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”...
Thu, Jul 14 2011
Everyone’s Universe by Noreen Grice
Have you ever been to a star party and seen someone who is disabled struggle with the ability to enjoy the universe? Do you know someone who would like to have the universe be more accessible to enjoy? If so, astronomy educator Noreen Grice has the book for you. Everyone's Universe: A Guide to Accessible...
Thu, Jun 9 2011
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