Welcome to the Astronomy Site. You're invited to come along on a fabulous journey to marvel at the wonders of the universe. Here are some of the things I'm planning to cover on the site:
(1) Black holes, black dwarfs, red dwarfs, red giants, magnetars, neutron stars, quasars and blazars, the big bang, the expanding universe!
(2) Our neighborhood, the Solar System, stretching from the Sun to the Oort Cloud which lies a thousand times further from the sun than Pluto.
(3) Planets around other stars--we call them “exoplanets” or “extrasolar planets”. Did you know that some of them are bigger than Jupiter and circle their suns in as few as four days? We call them “hot Jupiters.”
(4) Meanwhile back on Earth, most of us are curious about people and I'm particularly interested in the often forgotten stories of women in astronomy. There will also be some down-to-earth help in getting started in astronomy and suggestions for choosing astronomy-related gifts.
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Wishing you clear skies and looking forward to your company.