A “Deep Astronomy” Website

Occasionally I will come across a web site that particularly impresses me.  Most astronomy web sites are a compilation of different aricles on telescopes and astrophotography gear, data for observing and star-gazing and the occasional news article.

DeepAstronomy.com is a refreshing and interesting astronomy palce to spend some time. It is not particularly up-to-date with respect to current occultations  or transits or exoplanet discoveries or routine data but it offers a compelling difference in the depth of information available to visitors.

You won’t find the latest eclipse data or moon phase on the web site but you will find some great videos on a variety of interesting topics such as Black Dwarf Stars: Corpses of Creation; The Hypernova of VY Canis Majoris or A Journey into a Black Hole Collision. The videos are brief yet packed with lots of information and fantastic graphics and images.

In another section called Afternoon Astronomy Coffee Hangouts you can watch intriguing video discussions with professional astronomers and researchers on many current and intriguing subjects; for example, Water on the Exoplanet 51 Pegasi b.

Once each month, there usually is a Future in Space Hangout where select experts discuss a wide range of related issues. On 16 March author Tony Darnell, Alberto Conti, and Harley Thronson discussed 2018’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) a mission to study Earth-size exoplanets, with Drs. George Ricker (MIT) and Padi Boyd (NASA Goddard).

And then there are the Footsteps to Mars Hangouts and a series of Podcasts to stimulate your astronomy enthusiasm. What is even more interesting is that when these “hangouts” are scheduled listeners can post their questions.

To see all the latest videos from the hangouts, the space documentaries, the vlog and more visit the Deep Astronomy Youtube channel. To learn more about the author and to access some of the articles he shares visit his website. You won’t regret it.

 

 

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