A Cosmic Coincidence: The Great American Eclipse—August 21, 2017

A Cosmic Coincidence: The Great American Eclipse—August 21, 2017

It’s possible that no one has been thinking about the upcoming eclipse more than Andrew Fraknoi. The longtime professor of astronomy and former Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, has made a career of sharing his passion for the field, and sees the coming eclipse as an...

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Archaeology Discovery offers Clues about how Peruvians Celebrated Eclipses

Archaeology Discovery offers Clues about how Peruvians Celebrated Eclipses

Dr. Robert Benfer, a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, would like to be winding down his research programs, but unexpected and remarkable discoveries keep him actively engaged with numerous archaeological investigations, the most recent of which has led him headlong into the field of archaeoastronomy. Benfer,...

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Popular Astronomy Fall 2017 Issue is Here!

Popular Astronomy Fall 2017 Issue is Here!

Click Here to Read Now! In this FREE landmark issue: · Dava Sobel’s original new essay inspired by her best-selling book, “The Glass Universe.” · Dr. Michael Summers on exoplanets and “Diamond Worlds.” · Dr. Jeffrey Bennett brings a cosmic perspective to the study of exoplanets. · Best-selling author John Read delivers the...

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Quest for Fleeting Radio Frequency Bursts from beyond Our Galaxy

Quest for Fleeting Radio Frequency Bursts from beyond Our Galaxy

The field of radio astronomy owes a great debt to the famously failed Michelson–Morley experiment, which set out in 1887 to characterize the effects of mysterious luminiferous “aether wind” on the speed of light. One of science’s more fruitful failures, it tilled the ground for Einstein’s special theory of relativity....

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