Mixing Art and Astrophysics, Students Explore the Universe

With just a few keystrokes on the computer students can try their own hand at mixing science with art by controlling small telescopes that take pictures of planets, stars, galaxies, asteroids, nebulas and other astronomical objects. They can then use those images to create their own artistic renditions of the cosmos through the MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network, a group of five automated telescopes controlled online.

Get a Hobby: Astronomy Apps!

Astronomy buffs know their stuff. But for those who want to know more about the universe’s vast expanse, a galaxy full of apps exist a touchscreen away. SkySafari: Beginners should use the “lite” version, but for those deep into the cosmos, the full version of this app identifies as many as 300,000 stars and includes … Continue reading Get a Hobby: Astronomy Apps! →

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