Your Astronomy Test

Note that this test will count for one-fifth of your grade. Your best test will count twice and your worst test grade will be dropped. If you can calculate your grade before I post it, you get an automatic ‘A’; unfortunately, that ‘A’ will be dropped and your worst grade will be counted twice, so […]

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What’s the Deal with Uranus?

What is the DEAL with Uranus??? It sits out there, seven planets out, disappointing astronomers everywhere; that is why NO astronomer willingly specializes in Uranus… just like no doctor enters medical school wanting to specialize in feet; but, SOMEONE has to treat maladies of the feet, just like SOMEONE has to put together everything we […]

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FAQs about Saturn

How did Saturn get its name? Someone named it. No, seriously… where did the name “Saturn” come from? Saturn was the father of the Olympian gods, most known for eating his own children… a direct result of his being on the Atkins Diet. How big are Saturn’s rings? About a quarter million miles in diameter […]

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Ode to Jupiter

All hail Jupiter, largest planet in the solar system and a pretty big disappointment all around. Jupiter is 2.5 times more massive than all of the other planets in the Solar System combined… so don’t waste your time combining them to make some kind of point. But, Jupiter is small potatoes compared to the Sun… […]

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