Astronomical Concepts – Week 2

The main topics this week were the solar system, gravity and the tidal effect. I have previously written on my blog about the solar system so for this entry I will just write about gravity and the tidal effect. The two main theories of gravity come from Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, both are used … Continue reading Astronomical Concepts – Week 2

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Exploring the Heavens – Final Week

For the final class the topic was Telescopes. We covered the history of telescopes and the different types. We were meant to go outside and use some telescopes, but due to the heavy Sydney rain this was not possible tonight. The advantage being we got to stay inside out of the cold and were able … Continue reading Exploring the Heavens – Final Week

Astronomy at Questacon in Canberra

Questacon in Canberra has a pretty cool section on space and astronomy. Check out the pictures I took in the gallery below. A few of the highlights from this exhibition. NASA WMAP WMAP is the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe It launched on June 30, 2001 Has mapped fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation … Continue reading Astronomy at Questacon in Canberra