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Armenia's premier center of astrophysical research was established during the Soviet era.
Added by Ani Djaferian
How Edmond Halley Kicked Off the Golden Age of Eclipse Mapping
Starting in the 18th century, eclipse maps brought the celestial phenomenon down to Earth.
August 17, 2017
An Oregon Couple Has Built the Perfect House for Observing the Total Eclipse
And looking far across the universe.
August 16, 2017
Dark Star Park
This unique historical monument features large concrete spheres designed to resemble fallen stars.
Added by Michael Inscoe
The Earth’s Wildest Reactions to High Tides
You can thank the moon's gravitational pull for these nine extraordinary sights.
August 10, 2017
U.S. Naval Observatory Library
A horde of sky catalogs, astrophysical journals, even the works of Galileo and Copernicus.
Added by Elliot Carter
Was the First Eclipse Prediction an Act of Genius, a Brilliant Mistake, or Dumb Luck?
It is hard to predict an eclipse when you think the world is flat.
August 08, 2017
Found: The Smallest Star Ever Observed
It's about as small as a star can be.
July 12, 2017
This 3,800-year-old site contains markers used to study the movement of the sun and moon and create a lunar calendar.
Added by mdimitar
Medieval Scholars Believed in the Possibility of Parallel Universes
A 13th-century conflict between faith and science ultimately led to a surprising outcome: a medieval multiverse theory.
June 20, 2017
The Crab Nebula Is Ready for Its Close-Up
Five telescopes were used to make a special new image, and only one of them is on Earth.
May 10, 2017
Do Meteors Hiss, Sizzle, and Pop?
This is a test of the meteor broadcasting network.
April 17, 2017
Found: Evidence That a Saturnine Moon Could Support Life
NASA discovered some hydrogen.
April 14, 2017
Magdalena, New Mexico
Bracewell Radio Sundial
A one-of-a-kind sundial at the Very Large Array honors a radio astronomy pioneer, incorporating the original piers from his breakthrough radio telescope.
Added by zackofalltrades
Kopiec Wandy (Wanda Mound)
An artificial hill and apparent calendric structure built in the Early Middle Ages immortalizes a legendary Polish princess.
Added by AdamTKincaid
Why Catholics Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls
After centuries of war, Catholicism and science reconciled over meridian lines.
November 15, 2016
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
Mausoleums, astronomy, and animatronic dinosaurs at this memorial to an assassinated American president.
Added by thomasharper
The Tiny Kentucky Town That Eclipse Fans Are Obsessing Over
Hotels are charging astronomical prices for a weekend next August.
November 09, 2016
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