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Astronomy vs Cosmology

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Astronomy and cosmology are both branches of science that focus on things that happen out in the universe. That might make you think that they’re one and the same. On the contrary, while they are both related to one another, they have a few distinct...
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Astronomy vs Astrology

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Oh boy. How many times have you heard someone say “astrology” instead of astronomy and wanted to strangle them? The two words are easy enough to muddle up, but the concepts behind them are and should be kept far away from one another. So, to settle...
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How To Clean and Maintain a Telescope

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Did you know that some of the dust that’s collecting on every available surface in your home is actually space debris? Makes you not want to clean your house, doesn’t it? While no one will judge you if you refrain from dusting for the rest of your life...
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The Best Night Sky App for Android

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If you type “stargazing app” into the Google Play Store search bar, you’ll get over 50 results. How on earth are you supposed to choose? Thankfully, we’ve done our research in order to determine which are superior. Which one comes out on top, and why...
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Star Tracker App on Android

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Times have changed. Gone are the days when you needed to tote around a sky chart to figure out the layout of the heavens. Now, whenever a brilliantly bright object in the night sky catches your attention, all you have to do is pull out your phone and...
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How To Use The SkyView App on iPhone

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Many augmented reality stargazing apps are clunky, difficult to use, and cluttered. When you’re trying to learn the layout of the night sky, the last thing you need is an app that makes it even more confusing! Thankfully, apps like SkyView exist...
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How To Use Skyview App on Android

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There are dozens of apps available that are tailored to stargazers, but many of them fall short of their promises. SkyView, however, does not disappoint. Quality AR (augmented reality), beautiful graphics, and extra features like facts about celestial...
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The Best Stargazing in the North East

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The north east isn’t exactly known for clear skies and prime stargazing conditions. Humidity and cloud cover are a couple factors you’ll have to deal with, but there are also several places off the beaten path where you can find dark skies and a wide...
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How To Use Stargaze with Light Pollution

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It’s everywhere. It makes night seem like day, guides our steps so we don’t stub our toes, and turns every city into a mini sun. In our modern world, when someone says “Let there be light,” a switch isn’t too far away. What does all of this lead to...
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How To Use The Sky Map App on Android

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Have you ever looked up at the sky at night, only to wonder what exactly it was you were looking at? The layout of the thousands of stars can be a confusing yet wondrous sight. Our ancestors may have had to hand draw maps and constellations, but...
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How To Use The Star Tracker App on iPhone

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What’s that really bright star in the sky? Where’s Jupiter tonight? What’s the shape of that constellation? Without the right stargazing app, all of these questions go unanswered. Star Tracker can help you up your stargazing game and help you identify...
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How To Open Google Mars

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Have you ever wanted to explore Mars? Robots get to traverse the Martian surface, but humans might not be able to until far into the future. Until that time comes, you can use the incredible technology we do have to experience the red planet from afar...
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How To Open Google Moon

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As fascinating as it is to look at the Moon from Earth, we don’t always get the best view. When you want to get up close and personal with Earth’s companion, you can always turn to technology. Google offers you two different ways to explore the Moon...
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Best Augmented Reality Apps for Stargazing

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When you’re new to stargazing and looking for a simple way to learn the positions of the stars and the layout of the constellations in your backyard, the best place to turn is augmented reality. Augmented reality places a computerized version of a...
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10 Best Free Stargazing Apps 2019

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Thanks to technology, we’ve managed to map a staggering 1.7 billion stars in our observable universe. Of course, with our puny human eyes, even locating just one specific star in the night sky can be a challenge. That’s where stargazing apps come in...
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How To Stargaze with a Telescope

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The night sky offers so many amazing sights. Between the craters of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, Jupiter’s moons, and our closest neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy, the spectacle is almost overwhelming. By far the best views come from a telescope, so...
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How to Stargaze without a Telescope

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For as long as humans have existed, we have been fascinated by what we see when we look up on a dark and cloudless night. Telescopes weren’t invented until the 1600s, and there was plenty to see before then. If you want to know more about what’s out...