Glossary of Astronomy Terms: Part 4

- 2 November 2021

Since the 20th century, professional astronomy is divided into observational and theoretical branches. Observational astronomy is focused on acquiring and analyzing data, mostly using the basic principles of physics. Theoretical astronomy is directed according to the development of computer or analytical models for the description of astronomical objects and phenomena. The two fields complement each other, so theoretical astronomy seeks to explain the results of observations and observations are used to confirm theoretical results. While you might not be seeking to start a career in either of these fields, knowing a few common terms here and there might help your social life. Let’s get started.

Glossary of Astronomy Terms: Part 3

- 27 October 2021

Historically, astronomy included a variety of disciplines such as astrometry, celestial navigation, observational astronomy, calendar making, and even astrology, but professional astronomy today it is often equated with astrophysics. While this might seem too out there for the average person, understanding the basic principles and terms can certainly make you more confident in your knowledge. We created the third part of our glossary list to help you with this.

Glossary of Astronomy Terms: Part 2

- 27 October 2021

Modern astronomy is closely connected with mathematical and natural sciences. There are a lot of interesting natural phenomena that can be easily explained, so in the second part of this blog we bring you another seven easy-to-digest explanations from the realm of basic astronomy. Enjoy!

Glossary of Astronomy Terms: Part 1

- 6 October 2021

Check out our list of completely simplified explanations of what one should know to easily read an ordinary newspaper article about astronomy. Perhaps you want to be able to participate in a meaningful conversation on astronomical topics, or at least know how to ask questions, so let’s start with the first 7 terms we picked for Part 1 of this series.

The Center of the Universe: Where, Exactly, Is it?

- 6 October 2021

The word “universe” is known to almost everyone from an early age. When we raise our heads and hold our breath, we look at the endless sky, filled with a million shining stars. We often ask ourselves, “How infinite is our universe? Are there spatial boundaries and will we ever find the place known as the center of the universe?”