September 21, 2017

The Contributions of Amateur Astronomers to Modern Science

(Author’s note; the essay below was a paper submitted recently by yours truly as part of my quest for a bachelors degree in science teaching. I’ve posted it here pretty much intact. Some explanations on the graphs have been expanded; I thought it was a shame for all of my research on the subject to go to waste. The bibliography is also included.)

Today, the modern science of astronomy is growing like never before. New technologies are opening up unseen vistas scarcely imagined just twenty years ago. [Read more...]

The Vagabond Astronomer

This is a concept that I have been thinking about for some time. Basically, I love two things; astronomy and travel. The kind of travel that I really like to do is independent backpacking. Vagabonding. [Read more...]