Category Archives: STEM

5*11

Five 11s Eleven 5s A half century and a half decade. Two score plus a half score plus a quarter score years. I can’t and never could drive fifty-five. I was almost five when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. … Continue reading

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There’s a Star in the East

Long winter nights. Crisp clear skies. Denser colder atmosphere. These are a few of my favorite things during the winter months and they add up to darker skies and brighter stars.  This weekend also has a few things going for … Continue reading

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Just the Stats, Please

Yes, I’m still here.  Sort of.  I’ve been so busy since the first of the year, I just now came up for air, and only because I realized it had been nearly a month since I’d posted to my blog.  … Continue reading

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

My final astronomy discussion topic attempts to answer “Why are some wavelengths of radio emission better than others in searching for extraterrestrial civilizations?”   Radio waves can travel immense distances without being significantly altered by interstellar medium.  They penetrate dust … Continue reading

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Universal Song Remains the Same and Beyond All the Light We Cannot See

For such a small chapter, this week’s topic on Cosmology has some large and deep concepts.  I’m attempting to delve into “How did the period of inflation cause the universe to become homogeneous and isotropic?” Definitions Big Bang ~ Universe … Continue reading

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Just A Sun-Day Drive Around the Galactic Neighborhood

This week I’m tackling the subject of our Sun’s motion through the Milky Way Galaxy and approximately how long one orbit is. The Milky Way Galaxy has two major spiral arms, named the Perseus Arm and the Scutum-Centaurus Arm.  There … Continue reading

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Stellar Death Blasts

This week I discuss types of supernovae, specifically relating to the scenario where “Hydrogen lines are prominent in Type II supernovae but absent in Type Ia.  Type Ia supernovae decline gradually for more than a year, whereas  Type II supernovae … Continue reading

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