Is Hubble’s Tuning Fork Diagram ‘misleading’?

Misleading visualization results in misrepresenting of information Hubble’s tuning fork diagram, published in 1936 by US astronomer Edwin Hubble, is the earliest method for classification of galaxies. It classifies galaxies based on their apparent structure – into three main categories – elliptical, spiral and barred spiral. Edwin Hubble’s program ofContinue reading “Is Hubble’s Tuning Fork Diagram ‘misleading’?”

Celestron 20×80 Skymaster Astronomy Binoculars Review

As your first astronomical gear, every amateur astronomer will recommend you to first get a pair of binoculars. And with Celestron 20X80 Skymaster, you cannot go wrong. These Binoculars are really well built, and if stored/used properly, it will last for a lifetime. Because of their portability and negligible maintenanceContinue reading “Celestron 20×80 Skymaster Astronomy Binoculars Review”

From Possibility to the Certainty of a Supermassive Black Hole

Notes from Lecture delivered by Professor Andrea Ghez, Nobel Laureate Physics 2020, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles. March 22, 2021. Does our galaxy harbor a Supermassive Black Hole at its center? There are two perspectives as to why one might want to pursue this question:Continue reading “From Possibility to the Certainty of a Supermassive Black Hole”

Sungrazer Project: How to discover a Comet?

Previously I’ve written about how you can make astronomical discoveries and also mentioned some Citizen Science Program where you can give your contributions to discoveries. Here’s the article – 10 Citizen Science Programs where you can make Astronomical Discoveries. One such program is NASA’s Sungrazer Project where you can discover comets.Continue reading “Sungrazer Project: How to discover a Comet?”

10 Citizen Science Programs where you can make Astronomical Discoveries

First of all, what is citizen science? According to Wikipedia – Citizen science is scientific research conducted by amateur scientists. Citizen science is sometimes described as “public participation in scientific research,” whose outcomes are often advancements in scientific research by improving the scientific communities capacity, as well as increasing theContinue reading “10 Citizen Science Programs where you can make Astronomical Discoveries”