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.

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 EarthSky.org 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.