As is usually the case, the more we learn about science–including astronomy and astrophysics–the more we learn that the ideas pushed on us for years as “science” have some really big problems. In fact, when many of these claims are examined closely, we find that they are contrary to science. The big bang theory, the supposed 13 billion year age of the universe, star formation and many ideas related to astronomy have some major problems with their scientific viability, and with observable science.Read more ›
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He discovered planet Uranus in 1781 and desired to name it after King George III. Previously a music teacher and bandleader, Sir William Herschel identified double-stars, coined the word “asteroid,” meaning star-like, discovered infrared radiation and constructed the largest reflecting telescopes of his day to catalogue thousands of nebulae and galaxies. Knighted by King George, he died in his observatory, AUGUST 25, 1822.Read more ›
Yesterday my family and I went to the Badlands of western South Dakota yesterday for the first ever Badlands Astronomy Festival. This three-day event spanning Friday-Sunday included hands-on workshops, seminars, scientific discussions, and stargazing. We got to build and fly model rockets, learn about rocketry and the cosmos, watch solar flares through a telescope, hear from an astronaut who has flown half a dozen missions, and look at many celestial objects at the evening “star party.”Read more ›