It's all about the stars

The Online Star Register Blog

Thank you for visiting the Online Star Register Blog. Here we share the latest news with you about the OSR gifts, our apps and about what we love most: the universe and the stars!

Ancient Mayan Astronomers

- 19 May 2017

How do you know what the weather will be tomorrow? Do you know the last frost date for your area? Ancient civilizations studied the universe and calculated planting and harvesting seasons based on their observations. Read on to learn about the ancient Mayan astronomers.

Navigation Devices of Ancient Mariners

- 19 May 2017

Do you own a map? Most people these days have a phone that helps them navigate directions. Imagine for a minute not having a map or your phone. How would you find your way to the next town? The ancient mariners used the stars, moon, sun, and planets to help them navigate the vast oceans. Read on to learn about the devices they used.

Betelgeuse The Red Supergiant

- 12 May 2017

You probably know by now that our Earth is not the biggest planet. Compared to our sun we are quite small. Did you know that there are several other stars that are larger than our sun? Read on to learn more about one of these stars. Then be sure to look in the night sky and find it glowing orange.

Tycho Brahe Accurate Astronomer

- 4 May 2017

Astronomers constantly look for new stars using very powerful telescopes. Imagine staring at the stars night after night using nothing but your eye when suddenly you discover a new star. Before the times of telescopes an astronomer discovered a “new” star using his eyes. Read on to find out who he was and what important discoveries he made.

The Invention of the Telescope and How We See Deep Into Space

- 28 April 2017

Have you ever tried to look at an object far away and make out its details? Our eye unassisted can only see objects clearly a few meters away. With the assistance of mirrors and special lenses a telescope will make the object appear closer to your eyes. Read on to find out who invented the telescope and how it has assisted scientists peering into the depths of space.

Johannes Kepler Laws of Planetary Motion

- 28 April 2017

Imagine for a moment that you lived in the year 1594. The telescope has not yet been invented. You believe that the Earth is the center of the universe. Then, a mathematician comes along and states that the sun is at the center of the universe. Would you believe this person? He also states that the moon controls the tides. What would you think? Read on to learn more about Johannes Kepler and his applied laws to planetary motion.

Gods of the Sun and Moon

- 21 April 2017

Have you ever read stories about the ancient Gods and Goddesses from different groups of people? They often created these Gods to explain the reason the sun rose or the moon eclipsed. Read on to learn more the Sun and Moon Gods.