The #Sun and other #Stars, How They Shine and #Evolve – Part I (#Video)

How does the sun and other stars shine? In this, the first of a multi-part series, Dr. James Daly of Astronomy For Change ( teaches us and illustrates how stars, incredibly dynamic and self-regulating, shine and evolve. With this video, we start with the sun as a model and an up-close and personal laboratory to[…]

#Breakthrough #Starshot-Going to the Stars, Riding on a Beam of Light! (Video)

Dr. James Daly of Astronomy for Change presents a public lecture on the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative that, if successful, will see the launch of humanities first interstellar mission. Thousands of nano-class, gram-mass scale robotic craft will be launched via a high-power, phased-array microwave laser to 20% the speed of light towards the nearest star system[…]

Full Sturgeon Moon, Beautiful Star Clusters, Perseid Meteor Shower

Dr. James Daly of Astronomy for Change discusses the Full Moon for August, the Full Sturgeon Moon, Full Moon naming conventions, two beautiful new objects for binoculars or telescope (M-11, M-24), the Perseid Meteor Shower and the coming Autumnal Equinox. Please like, subscribe and share. Imagination is more important than knowledge An index of all[…]

Discovered! A Sister World, Earth-Like Planet Orbits Proxima Centauri – Closest Ever!

Its often been said that Three’s a Charm! That is to say, in this case, three stars in the same system with a habitable Earth-like planet in the mix just for good measure! The Alpha Centauri Star System is a Trinary system – three stars linked by gravity, in orbit around a common center. What[…]

Going to the Stars, Riding on a Beam of Light!

During his years working in the Swiss Patent Office, Albert Einstein often imagined what it would be like to ride on beam of light. This thought experiment would come to play a key role in the development of his Special Theory of Relativity, one of the four great works produced during his 1905 Annus Mirabilis.[…]

Where are the five brightest stars in our sky?

Update to this topic: The Ten Brightest Stars (and where they are, with video) – 1. Arcturus Going out to look up at the stars on a clear, dark night can be daunting, if not for its beauty and majesty but for what may seem like an uncountable number of stars; you often hear the[…]

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