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Astronomy: Daylight slips away on Selsey's favourite son - Sir Patrick Moore

Sir Patrick Moore gave so much to helping others, he inspired generations of amateur astronomers like myself. He made the time to write or contact everyone who asked for assistance, never shirking the responsibility he felt to inspire and help others....

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to Open Dec. 25 for the First Time; Free Child Admission with Paid Adult Dec. 17 ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is celebrating the holidays by opening to guests on Christmas Day for the first time in 45 years, and offering ......

33. Mayan Astronomy Office Unearthed

It's not often that a single discovery can illuminate both the history of science and ancient office culture—but that is what happened in the ancient Mayan megacity of Xultun, in present-day Guatemala. There, researchers from Boston University and the University of Texas unearthed a small room, two walls of which were marked with astronomical tables predicting movements of the moon, Venus, and ......

Astronomy club, faculty host viewing of doomsday asteroid

People have been speculating about the end of the world for centuries. The Mayan calendar ends on Dec. 21, 2012, and many think the world will end on that day. But another popular theory on how the wo...

Sir Patrick Moore, British Astronomy Missionary, Dies at 89

The famous British astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, who inspired a love of science in many through his BBC television program "The Sky At Night," died at age 89 on Sunday (Dec. 9)....

Astronomy Presents - for Kids

Birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions . . . What might please a young astronaut or astronomer? Here is a varied list of suggestions - and you may be surprised to find that a telescope is very low on the list....

Loral Closes Sale of Space Systems/Loral to MDA

Loral Space & Communications Inc. today announced that it has completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Space Systems/Loral , to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. . At closing, Loral received ......