- Bob Doyle - Astronomy
Book will take you around the night sky
I recently purchased a fine sky atlas that has much to offer beginners in Astronomy. The book is “Night Sky Atlas – Second Edition” by Robin Scagell and published by Firefly Books in 2012. The ISBN is 13: 978-1-77085-142-9.
October talks feature European mammals
My 4 p.m. Sunday presentations this month are about European mammals. Europe has twice the population density of North America. Consequently, there are fewer large wild mammals there than in North America.
Here’s the job Mars robots will be doing
In my previous column last Sunday, I made an argument that sending robots to Mars to look for signs of Martian fossils and/or life would be less expensive and less perilous than sending humans to Mars.
There are ways to cut cheating by students
Last spring, there was wide spread cheating in a Harvard course titled “Government 1130: Introduction to Congress.” Taking this course was reputedly a way to “an easy A.”
Here’s a look at some of our local mammals
Our Science Sunday presentations resume today at 4 p.m. in Compton 224. (Compton is our large natural science building close to the University Lane Center and the Performing Arts Center.
Star Lab returning; here’s an Earth quiz
This Friday, I will begin my Friday visits of Allegany County elementary schools with a portable planetarium.
The planetarium system that belongs to the board of education is called Star Lab. This will be my 31st year of doing Star Lab presentations, having started in 1981.
The ‘Blue Moon’ and other lunar fantasies
This Friday, Aug. 31, will feature August’s second full moon. (The moon will look very full on Thursday night as the actual time of full moon is 9:57 a.m. on Friday.)
Let’s look at life in first-century Palestine
As a result of Frostburg State getting a new planetarium (to open in 2014), I am writing scripts for a number of new programs.
If nothing else, we can ease the tensions
Doubt often is regarded as a weakness but is a needed feature of our pluralistic society.
Here’s a math book that’s truly useful
One of the key foundations on which our civilization is built is mathematics. Math allows us to design and construct buildings and vehicles that we work in and transport freight and ourselves.
- More Bob Doyle - Astronomy Headlines
- Book will take you around the night sky