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When Myth Caved in to Science

Earth is not at the Center

Heliocentrism, or heliocentricism, is the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around a relatively stationary… 206 more words

God Or Science

Trivia Tuesday #1

Trying out something new!

Okay, I like random facts and weird trivia. I like learning new things that aren’t necessarily needed in everyday life. But who cares!? 130 more words


The History Girls: ‘Sister of the more famous William’: some reflections on the life and career of Caroline Herschel by Christina Koning

With comets very much in the news these past few days, following the spectacular success of the Rosetta mission, I’m been thinking some more about Caroline Herschel (1750-1848), the first professional female astronomer, and the subject of my 2011 novel, Variable Stars. 242 more words

19th Century

Hubble Images With Music By Herschel

Too busy for a full post today, so here’s a little stocking filler. The, perhaps familiar, pictures are taken by the Hubble Space Telescope but the music is by noted astronomer (geddit?) … 74 more words

The Universe And Stuff

Moons of Uranus

Uranus and 27 Moon’s

Uranus, the seventh planet of the Solar System, has 27 known moons, all of which are named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. 193 more words