High resolution photos of rare astrological event.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
If you happened to miss last night's Transit of Venus event (and don't plan on being around to see the next occurence in 2117) Patch has some great photos, courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO.
The Astronomical Society of Greenbelt explains the differences between astrology and astronomy to the public.
At a public lecture at the Community Center, the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt invited the public to explore the differences between astronomy and astrology — two radically different ways of seeing the sky that people often confuse. Society member and Prince Georges County elementary school teacher Elizabeth Levin led the event, and emphasized — if you want to understand why you are the way you are, look to your parents, not the night sky. The gathering was a mix of lecture and hands-on activities exploring both the science and superstition of the night sky and their common roots. Levin explained that the most fundamental thing that astronomy and astrology have in common is that "both involve looking up." Astronomers and astrologers …