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Life Within Motion: Thoughts for our Unborn Son

As I lay awake feeling the movement of our unborn son, I continue to think about historical astronomers. Yes I know, that is not normally the 3 am musings of a first time mom-to-be. 438 more words


Famous Astronomers

Some of the famous astronomers from around the world  

1-Galileo Galilei

Galilo Galili was an Italian polymath:astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician, he played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. 971 more words


Was Tycho a Psycho? Weird Facts About One of History's Greatest Astronomers

Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) was one of the greatest astronomers to ever live. He was also probably at least a little bit off his gourd, if history is to judge. 650 more words


Mysterious Star KIC 8462852 is Near a Continuous Phase Transition, Astronomers Say 

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope was designed to search for extrasolar planets by measuring dips in a star’s brightness as orbiting planets move across the stellar disc. 1,122 more words


December 30 - Launch of RXTE

December 30th seems to be a thin day astronomically, but I did manage to find, in 1995, the launch of the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer… 152 more words


December 27 - Johannes Kepler

Today is Johannes Kepler’s birthday.

Kepler was born in Weil der Stadt, a small town near Stuttgart, on December 27th 1571, and was introduced to astronomy from an early age, whether he liked it or not, by being taken outside to witness the Great Comet of 1577, C/1577 V1, at age 6. 221 more words