I spent a lot of time looking up before using a telescope when I was wee lad, before I did, I saw multitudes of pictures in books, some of them were photographs, some of them were drawings but I could never quite understand how, simply put, why they were there. I just enjoyed the dark, black, blanket of space and how magnificent it made me feel when I looked up and began to understand there was space stuff I couldn't see but I knew was there. That was the moment I got hooked in astronomy.
Just two weeks into the new year and we've already been wowed by the incredible happenings in astronomy! We combed the internet for the most mind blowing and exciting news stories from the last two weeks so you can stay up to date in the latest happenings in space exploration.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
2014 was an amazing year in astronomy! Exciting new discoveries and new milestones sparked our wonder leaving us craving more. The Stellar Eyes team has come up with ten of our favorite space news stories that we enjoyed over the year. We also included extra cosmic goodies to read about. 2014 was a awesome year and thanks so much for being a part of it. Wonder what extraordinary events will wow us this year?
“Every person you’ve ever heard of lies right in there. All those kings and battles, migrations and inventions, wars and loves, every thing in the history books happened here in the last 14 seconds of the cosmic calendar.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Stellar Eyes team has reassembled to bring you the latest, coolest and most exciting news in astronomy. Every two weeks it will be posted on stellareyes.com. We combed the internet for the most mind blowing and exciting news stories from the last two weeks so you can stay up to date in the latest happenings in space exploration.
"A still more glorious dawn awaits not sunrise, but a galaxy rise." - Carl Sagan
"Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book whichever is before our eyes -- I mean the universe -- but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth."
"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do."
― Galileo Galilei
"Perhaps the depth of love can be calibrated by the number of different selves that are actively involved in a given relationship. "For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." –Carl Sagan
2014 started out with some incredible discoveries in astronomy. We've listed our favorite astronomy news headlines and amazing discoveries made in the month of January. Take a look back at the cosmic stories that made news last month.
"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." -Vincent van Gogh
Australian astronomers announced an astonoshing new discovery this week. A team led by astronomers at The Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the Universe, which formed shortly after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.
The discovery has allowed astronomers for the first time to study the chemistry of the first stars, giving scientists a clearer idea of what the Universe was like in its infancy.
"Science is the key to our future, and if you don't believe in science, then you're holding everybody back. And it's fine if you as an adult want to run around pretending or claiming that you don't believe in evolution, but if we educate a generation of people who don't believe in science, that's a recipe for disaster. We talk about the Internet. That comes from science. Weather forecasting. That comes from science. The main idea in all of biology is evolution. To not teach it to our young people is wrong." -Bill Nye
We see it on every astronomy site we go to "Join your local astronomy club to get involved in star parties and astronomy in your area." I think "My area, what astronomy club?" Last year I drove almost two hours to Alachua County Florida to enjoy a star party the Alachua Astronomy Club had put together. I was not disappointed. As soon as I got out of my car my eyes were fixed upward where tears of joy overwhelmed me as I gazed upon billions of stars I could never see where I live. Telescopes were lined up with lines of people waiting to get a glimpse of the cosmos. As I listened to conversations around me I felt as if every thought in my head got out and became the people around me. Every conversation was filled with deep questions about the universe.