Category Archives: Astronomy

The Frontier is Everywhere

Captain’s log. Stardate: 2011.48 A month ago, via Fogonazos, I came across this amazing video. The author, Canadian Reid Gower, combines beautiful pictures, inspiring music, and the touching voice of Carl Sagan. The funny story behind is that Reid created the video because he was frustrated with NASA. What wouldn’t he do if he was […]

Stars moving across the sky

Captain’s Log. Stardate: 2011.37 ALMA is an international partnership between Europe, North America, East Asia and the Republic of Chile to build the largest astronomical project in existence. Today, via Fogonazos, I have enjoyed a lot watching this video by photographer Jose Francisco Salgado in where you can see the movement of the ALMA telescopes […]

Jupiter by Sixty Symbols

Dear 6th Graders, Some months ago I came across Sixty Symbols, an astonishing website run by the University of Nottingham. They produce and share sixty videos on astrophysics, each one allied to an astronomical symbol. There is also a section devoted just to the Solar System from which I have chosen this one about Jupiter, […]

If planets orbited the Earth

Captain’s Log. Stardate: 2011.32 Today I came across this amazing video via Fogonazos. What if other planets orbited our world at the same distance as the moon? According to Brad Goodspeed, the creator of the video, “the basic idea is, each planet you see is the size it would appear in the sky if it […]