What I like Wednesday – Chamberlain Observatory Public Nights

Long long ago, years before covid, I went to Chamberlain Observatory’s public night and I fell in love. I mean, who wouldn’t? For $4 you get to learn about the stars, the universe, and scientists. Astronomers used to sell time to people, did you know that? They sold time signals to cities and railroads before … More What I like Wednesday – Chamberlain Observatory Public Nights

Day 326. Fun Fact Friday: Dwarf Planets

This week I’ll be quickly reviewing dwarf planets. Probably the first image that pops into your head when I say that phrase is Pluto. Pluto is, after 2006, classified as a dwarf planet. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), had a discussion about the definition of “planet”. Out of this discussion came a new term, “dwarf planet” and the … More Day 326. Fun Fact Friday: Dwarf Planets