October 24, 2017

Review: The Sky in Early Modern English Literature.

A classic of astronomical history…

Sometimes, astronomical references pop up in places we least expect them. This week, we journey back to 16th-17th century England for a look at The Sky in Early Modern English Literature: A Study of Allusions to Celestial Events in Elizabethan and Jacobean Writing, 1572-1620 by David Levy.  Mr. Levy is the discoverer of 22 comets in counting, including the famous Shoemaker-Levy 9 that crashed into Jupiter on July 1994. [Read more...]

Review: AstroMags.

 

Two of the leading competitors for your astro-dollar!. (Photo by Author).

Two of the leading competitors for your astro-dollar!. (Photo by Author).

 

  If you’ re like us, the modern electronic era has seen our magazine subscriptions dwindle over the last decade. Gone are the piles of magazines threatening to take over our attic or garage, as we consume more and more of our information digitally. No field changes quicker than astronomy, and up to the minute info is what we all seek on the new comet or solar flare activity that may or may not be eminent. But is there still room for astronomy magazines in our ever-dwindling astro-budget? [Read more...]