Discover the awe inspiring hobby of astronomy and
space with Astroshops. Learn about the constellations, astronomy
in general, and worlds beyond our own.
Katrina Devastates Gulf Coast
On Monday, August 29, hurricane Katrina slammed into the gulf
coast of the US, bringing death and destruction. Now, several
days later, the full affects of
Katrina are not yet known, and it appears it will be quite some
time before they can be measured, much less remedied. It now seems
clear that New Olreans and the other cities nearly wiped off the
map will never be the same.
Learn more about NASA's problems as well as what they are doing
to help others. View some images of Katrina and the affected areas.
Top 10 Things
You Should Know About Venus - Solar System Facts
Venus whose Greek equivalent was Aphrodite was the Roman
goddess of love and beauty. Venus probably got its name from
being the brightest object in the sky except for the Sun and
the Moon. Venus has always been considered a feminine
planet, with many legends and stories concerning its
inhabitants. Even one modern doctor says that women are from
10 Things You Should Know About Mercury - Solar System Facts
Named after the Roman god of commerce, travel and thievery,
Mercury is the second smallest planet in the solar system, larger
only than Pluto, the most distant planet in our solar system.
If Earth were the size of a baseball, Mercury would be the size
of a golf ball. Viewed from Mercury, the Sun would look almost
three times as large as it does from Earth.
Buy a Telescope
So, you've been stargazing for a while with your naked eye or
binoculars and you want to move up to a telescope. Buying a telescope
is one of the biggest decisions for an amateur astronomer. If
you are not really sure how to buy a telescope, it can
be a daunting task. Follow these simple steps and we'll tell you
how to buy a telescope.
Top Beginner's Telescopes
Guide between $500 and $1000