Perseid meteor shower 2021 India: cosmic fireworks

The Perseids meteor is active from – 17 July to 24 August 2021. Perseids shower peak every year in August, and this year it will be at a peak from 12 to 13 August. They are one of the best meteor showers of the year. They are relatively easier to view as they occur inContinue reading “Perseid meteor shower 2021 India: cosmic fireworks”

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. Here’s is a quick walk-through:Continue reading “Sungrazer Project: How to discover a Comet?”

Influence of Astronomy on Art

Since we were hunter-gatherers, astronomy was part of our life. Those who were well versed in it were able to keep a record of time, seasons, location, and direction. There is one more thing as old as astronomy – Art. Art is something that makes us different from other species. Throughout history, there has beenContinue reading “Influence of Astronomy on Art”