Brain Food

A refreshing take on astronomy with a unique point of view – YOU!

Learn how we all get carried around by the Earth and orient yourself to the Moon, the Sun, the solar system and the Galaxy. You have never learned astronomy like this before.

Quality reading for adults; good for kids astronomy too.

Feel the Earth spin
Many people ask “Why can’t I feel the Earth spinning?” Or “Why don’t we feel the rotation of the Earth?”
How can I see Venus?
You can see Venus in the sky at two times and locations: in the early evening, shortly after sunset in
How many stars are in the sky? A Quiz
Have you ever looked up and wondered how many stars are in the sky? How many stars are in the
Track the Sun
So you want to track the Sun? Sunrise at Stonehenge. Image credit: You don’t need to build your own Stonehenge.
Moon Phases Names – an easy way to remember
The 8 Moon Phases Names Here are the “official” 8 Moon Phases in order: New – the new moon is
8 Ways to Find the North Star
Find the North Star You can use these 8 ways to find the North Star (Polaris). But, first, here is
Where is the Sun?
Where is the Sun right now? Can’t see the Sun? Maybe there is something blocking it. Here is a list
Lights All Askew in the Heavens … But Nobody Need Worry
Lights all askew in the heavens… This hilariously-headlined New York Times article describes the results of the observational experiment performed
Animal constellations in the night sky. How many are there?
There are 42 animal constellations in the night sky. That is almost half of the official 88 constellations! Here are
Japanese robot will land on the asteroid Ryugu
The Hayabusa2 spacecraft visits the Ryugu asteroid Update! June 24, 2018 – Haybusa2 has reached Ryuga. See this article
GPS uses Quasars
GPS uses Quasars to work The Global Positioning System (GPS) is precise. That precision originates in a mind-blowing place! GPS
Blue Moon, Dark Moon, Nose Moon, Tail Moon
What is a Blue Moon? The year 2018 is a Blue Moon bonanza! There was one in January and one
Astronomy Koan
Astronomy Koan – Definition An astronomy koan is a short, easy-to-memorize phrase that distills a key teaching about astronomy (especially
Merry-Go-Round Earth shows Seasonal Constellations
The Earth is like a Merry-Go-Round The Earth is like a merry-go-round showing us seasonal constellations That iconic childhood ride.
Stellarium – Find the Humanity Star
A new satellite called the Humanity Star looks like a disco ball Update Apr. 1, 2018. The Humanity Star is
Quiz – Can we see the Sun at midnight? Where is the Sun?
Can we see the Sun at midnight? Yes. We can see the Sun at midnight. But, only if we are
“Star In a Star” Translated into 90 languages
Translation of Star In A Star Physical Astronomy articles Would you like to learn how to say the word “star”
Physical Astronomy – Definition of a New Way of Teaching
Definition of Physical Astronomy Physical Astronomy is a new way of teaching astronomy that emphasizes the human body and its relationship
Moon Phase Emojis – A Review
Moon Emojis – and other space emojis Emoji designers created a nice range of moon emoji, astronomy emojis and space
See Mercury and Venus orbits during the day
Your hands and arms help you see the orbits of Mercury and Venus and the shape of solar system Question: