Billions of Stars in the Galaxy!

“A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars – billions upon billions of stars.” –Carl Sagan Perhaps the most striking feature of the night sky under truly dark conditions isn’t the canopy of those thousands of points of light, but rather the expanse of the Milky Way, streaking across the entire night sky. … Read more

This is what your Universe looks like!

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” –Edgar Allen Poe When you look out into the darkness of a moonless, unpolluted night sky, you’ll of course notice that it’s full of stars, planets, and the occasional extended object. But you’ll also … Read more

Pi Day Fun Facts!

“Now go on, boy, and pay attention. Because if you do, someday, you may achieve something that we Simpsons have dreamed about for generations: you may outsmart someone!” –Homer Simpson Today, March 14th, is known tongue-in-cheek as Pi Day here in the United States, as 3.14 (we write the month first) are the first three … Read more