Last night I attempted to give a star party for a group of about 50 girl scouts. It was a noble effort, but I have to admit that it devolved into learned old(ish) person speaking before a group of seated in rows youngish people. I’m generally opposed to this type of teaching, but I had […]
I hope you are all happily enjoying the first day of the Sun shining directly over Northern Hemisphere. If you are looking for a way to celebrate, let me suggest you take in the Carnival of Space over on my Astronomy Cast co-host Fraser Cain’s Universe Today.
One of the concepts that confuses people most about the Universe is the Earth’s location relative to the Big Bang. People constantly ask, “Where is the center of the Universe?” and “Where was the Big Bang relative to us today?” and perhaps the most articulate of all, “Why does the Cosmic Microwave Background appear in […]