Hello there, I'm thinking about a way to learn astronomy from the beginning, but sadly in Sri Lanka, we can't learn astronomy as a subject in school. Do you have any idea about how can I learn it? If you have any ideas, please let me know! I'll be grateful for that :) Please help me................
| 39663 - Réponse de Alejandra184 , 14 ans (USA) - 2021-04-13 >> NEW|
|Hello! I saw your post about learning astronomy, and I want to try to help! Do you have Kahn academy online in Sri Lanka? It's a free educational program that has many lessons on a huge variety of subjects! they have an astronomy course as well as mathematics, physics, etc (good for if you're interested in astrophysics). Hope that helped a little bit! I can also try to brainstorm more ideas as well.|
I know A LOT about Astronomy. I love stargazing, and I hope to see Saturn one day. I sent my name to the Mars program, and I hope it gets there. I think people will be on Mars sooner than we think! I think we might be there by 2050. I have a theory about aliens: Why do most Astronomers and Scientists think that they need to look for a planet LIKE ours? Aliens could live on other planets. They don't necessarily NEED the same things humans do. There could be life on ANY planet, not just a "Goldilocks Zone" Planet.
| 39584 - Réponse de Thihansa231 , 12 ans (Sri Lanka) - 2021-03-26 |
|Yes! You are correct! There can be many different organisms than us.|
| 39583 - Réponse de Zoey12 , 11 ans (USA) - 2021-03-26 |
|I know! And your right too! There could be microscopic aliens too!|
| 39555 - Réponse de Nicolas209 (France) - 2021-03-19 |
|I think you are totally right about aliens. Even if we cannot see them with our eyes.|
If someone know how to become research scientist in sri lanka let me know...i already search but i do not know find any steps to be followed to become research scientist...universe is a marvelous creation...do u belive about aliens? i believed....
Hi! I am very intressted in astronomy, especially Juppiters moon Callisto and the Mars. I´m so expectant on the data from Perseverance. Do you think humans could live on mars one day? I guess so. And what do you think about aliens? I think that is unlikely that there is life in our vicinity. And if that is case, it is probably a very simple life.
| 39397 - Réponse de Jacqueline137 , 15 ans (USA) - 2021-02-20 |
| Valid theory. Only time will tell, though.|
| 39395 - Réponse de Nicolas152 (France) - 2021-02-20 |
|Yes, but probably in our Milky Way galaxy too, because we know now we have more than 1000 billion stars in our galaxy, so probably 10,000 billion planets and far more moons.
Also, if you consider we have about 100 moons in our solar system, then we have a total of 100,000,000,000,000 planets & moons just in our galaxy.
So if you can find life in just 1 planet among 1 million, then it means we still have 100,000,000 planets or moons having life. Well, in most cases, life will look like bacteria, but why not 100,000 planets with intelligent life?
But probably far more, because life is supposed to appear everywhere. Recently, scientists told that our neighbour VENUS may have microscopic life in her atmosphere (but not on the floor).
| 39394 - Réponse de Jacqueline137 , 15 ans (USA) - 2021-02-20 |
| The concept of colonizing the Solar System is intriguing, to say the least. Granted, I am much more of an O'Neill Cylinder or Bernal Sphere kind of person when it comes to space colonization due to the relative convenience, but planets are obviously really cool too.
I also agree with you on the extraterrestrial life point, too. They're probably really far away from us, maybe even in a different galaxy altogether.
I want to discuss possible solutions to the Fermi Paradox. My theory is that aliens are currently all at a relatively early stage of technological development, or maybe they are intentionally staying quiet, so as to not accidentally broadcast the location of their home system to a hostile species, or maybe they have more advanced communication technologies than we do, and SETI is essentially trying to text them with a typewriter. Those are my three main theories, feel free to leave your own solutions in the replies.
| 39190 - Réponse de Raya243 , 9 ans (Indonésie) - 2020-12-31 |
| Wow! you also think about the fermi paradox? in my opinion, maybe there is other life outside the earth. but do they have the same senses? for example, do they have eyes? can think? and are they really that smart?
in my opinion, not all living things have extraordinary intelligence like humans. and they may never have thought there was other life either so they never search or explore the heavens.
and if they really have sophisticated tools, what are the ingredients made of?
they could only be in the form of animals, or plants (hehehe)
and it may take them years to be found.
maybe they're outside the solar system
or maybe in another galaxy
I wish there might be alienTwT
and Voyager 1 and 2 have not passed that, Voyager 2 distance to earth has reached 17 billion km on November 5, 2018. and the journey lasted 40 years.
Hello, how are you? My name is Vidal, it was to tell you that if we could speak for a penpal it is for my English classes to see if you can help me get my class grade
| 39558 - Réponse de Gwen145 (Ghana) - 2021-03-19 |
| 39191 - Réponse de Raya243 , 9 ans (Indonésie) - 2020-12-31 |
| 38008 - Réponse de Berry226 , 12 ans (USA) - 2020-07-10 |
Que pensez-vous sur l'évolution du métier dans les années à venir ?
A mon avis, je pense que ça nous aidera pour les voyages interplanétaire, à la découvertes de nouvelle planète comme mars et pour les voyage en vitesse lumière.
| 37491 - Réponse de NP17 (France) - 2020-03-19 |
|C'est sûr qu'avant d'envisager de s'installer sur une autre planète, il faut l'étudier, donc il faut l'observer. Les meilleurs observatoires sur Terre possèdent évidemment les plus grand télescopes. L'atmosphère présente sur Terre déforme l'image (diffraction), mais aujourd'hui, l'électronique corrige bien l'image. Mais l'idéal reste l'espace, loin de toute pollution atmosphérique et lumineuse. Donc, le télescope idéal se situe soit en orbite autour de la Terre, soit sur la Lune (un des rares astres qui ne possède aucune atmosphère). Mais je te rassure, pas besoin d'être sur place ! ces gros engins peuvent être pilotés à distance. Donc un astronome n'est pas un astronaute, mais plutôt un astro-physicien ultra-passionné par les insondables mystères de l'univers...
Je précise qu'un astro-physicien est un chercheur qui possède un doctorat (Bac +8). Sinon, tu peux aussi être un astronome amateur, et là, aucun diplôme n'est requis.
A votre avis quel sont les qualités qu'il faut avoir pour exercé le métier d'astronome ?
A mon avis, il faut avoir un minimum de logique dans ses propos et connaître les bases de l'astronomie
| 37492 - Réponse de NP17 (France) - 2020-03-19 |
|Les bases de l'astronomie, oui évidemment, mais si tu entends par là localiser et reconnaitre les différentes constellations dans le ciel, les télescopes d'aujourd'hui font la recherche à ta place (pour peu qu'ils soient correctement installés), grâce au système GOTO. Tu lui demandes une planète ou une galaxie précise, et le télescope s'oriente automatiquement grâce à 2 petits moteurs.
La 1ere qualité, à mon avis, de ressentir en soi la passion sans limite. Ensuite, je dirais : patience (attendre que le ciel se dégage), persévérance (1000 tentatives avant de parvenir à un résultat), intuition... Il faut aussi ne pas être frileux, car beaucoup d'observations se font en hiver, et ça se passe toujours à l'extérieur.
A votre avis quels sont les aspect positif et négatif du métier d'astronome ?
Pour l'aspect positif, je pense que il faut connaître les bases de l'astronomie et avoir un minimum de logique et pour l'aspect négatif, je pense que il faut de bonne condition météorologique pour travailler.
Hello, my name is Anabeth from South Korea.
I want to be astronomer and I like astronomy, science, and math too.
I bet you want to become astronomer!
Especially, I want to be astronomy professor in University.
| 37305 - Réponse de angie163 , 20 ans (USA) - 2020-02-22 |
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Hi, I have been trained,and I want to become a spy. I learned I am ready.
Thank you for your time,
| 36569 - Réponse de salomé98 , 14 ans (Réunion) - 2019-04-19 |
|hello my name is salomé and i lived réunion island|
Hello I am Alaa from Iraq, I want to identify the country and the exchange of information with you, are you interested in? And I'll tell you everything about Iraq and the history of Iraq wonderful.
| 36334 - Réponse de Vikas37 (Inde) - 2019-01-09 |
| 32185 - Réponse de junior66 , 13 ans (Côte d'Ivoire) - 2016-05-20 |
|agree to exchange|
There's such a marvellous world outside our little Earth! Astronomy interests me so much because it's full of mysteries and today we have technologies to help us, so the results are increasingly surprising! I'm most interested in stars and objects like black holes and neutron stars, but also in searching habitable planets. I've just bought a little telescope (Omegon refracting telescope 90/1000 EQ-2) but I haven't learned how to use it well yet. It's a bit difficult... At the moment I've seen only the Moon and the double stars Mizar and Alcor. Is there someone which could help me or just talk about Astronomy? Feel free to answer!
| 34495 - Réponse de gayasha135 , 14 ans (Sri Lanka) - 2017-07-21 |
|I love astronomy very much.|
| 34313 - Réponse de Jen87 , 13 ans (USA) - 2017-06-11 |
|I love astronomy as well! The conundrums of space are so interesting and vast. There are a giant areas of unexplored topics that should be pursued. That's why I would like to become an astronomer when I'm older. C:|
| 33181 - Réponse de Sasha140 , 11 ans (Grande Bretagne) - 2016-11-27 |
|Yeah, I love astronomy too.|
| 32046 - Réponse de Lea154 , 12 ans (Allemagne) - 2016-04-24 |
|I love Astronomie realy much too. Would anyone talk about?|
| 31046 - Réponse de piyumi134 , 14 ans (Sri Lanka) - 2015-11-11 |
|i am interest research planet .and i like know about more facts for planets and space.it is marvoulous.and my dream is it.i like fine plant habitat and alince|
| 30957 - Réponse de Sherin208 (USA) - 2015-10-28 |
I love astronomy too. I love to learn about the constellations , galaxies, planets, exoplanets, black holes...
I would love to help you and learn things about astronomy from you too.
| 30755 - Réponse de Daniella36 , 17 ans (Philippines) - 2015-09-15 |
|I would love to talk about astronomy with you! The universe interests me. I like how for us, the Earth is an already big place that can't be travel around within a day, but then there's Jupiter, Saturn, and other planets bigger than ours that's so far away... And gosh! The universe is fascinating alright.|
does anyone know about Nemesis theory ?
| 38467 - Réponse de Emily239 , 16 ans (France) - 2020-11-07 |
|I've heard about it... I wonder if it's possible|
If there is one thing I love about being an astronomer, its researching extraterrestrials. I can't be the only one, I mean, PHOENIX LIGHTS!
| 34314 - Réponse de Jen87 , 13 ans (USA) - 2017-06-11 |
|Definitely! That's one of the main reasons i pursue astronomy!|
| 32186 - Réponse de junior66 (Côte d'Ivoire) - 2016-05-20 |
|yes i want|
I have always loved astronomy, since i was 4years old I knew i wanted to work as an astronome. I have never give up my dream and in September i'll enter an engineering school in aerospatial, then i'll work as hard as i can to become an Astromer (or maybe an astrophysicien, i'll see). So if you wanna talk, don't hesitate. :)
See ya !
| 31174 - Réponse de Erlina79 , 17 ans (Indonésie) - 2015-12-02 |
|Hi! I very interested everything about Astronomy, like galaxy, star, planets, Black hole etc. But I'm not good in physics. Would you learn me about astronomy or we can share everything about astronomy.|
| 26927 - Réponse de sijia139 (Chine) - 2014-08-25 |
|I love sky.I love the planets.I'm interested in watching planets.|
Hey! I'm Indrachapa. 13 years old teenager from Sri Lanka. I'm interested in astronomy and my dream is to be an astronomy. Do you know the address of NASA? I want to write a letter to them. Please..... If you know, reply to this message.
An astronomer would be awesome
Hello! I am 14 yr. old girl from Finland. I love to watch stars at night, I know alot of space. I haven't seen yet any nebula, but soon I will because Ii'm going to get a telescope. I would like to talk with someone about science.
| 28584 - Réponse de Lucas220 , 17 ans (Brésil) - 2015-04-27 |
|what do you wanna talk about ?|
| 26105 - Réponse de Rohan163 , 20 ans (Inde) - 2014-04-08 |
|I am dreaming to live in 0 gravity.|
I want a girl only. 12yrs girl for my penpal who likes astronomy. I usually observe the sky at night and I can recognize many stars such as Orion, Canis major, Taures, Pleiades, Ursa minor, Leo, Scorpiau, Libra. I also have seen venus at many times. I usually send letters to NASA and get lot of information. I like to share it with you!! Please e-mail me to firstname.lastname@example.org or SOTW mail me to 940909. Bye!!!
| 32295 - Réponse de Sara Rizwan228 , 14 ans (Sri Lanka) - 2016-06-09 |
|Dear friend, me too interested in astronomy a lot. And my ambition is to be an Astronaut. So if you are sending letter to NASA frequently could you please provide me with the email address as well as the snail mail too. And can I know that did you get any reply from them? What is your ambition? Please if u wish u can send me through my email|
Hai I am Awradh!! i am 13 years old!! but i know much about the space!!
and i used to watch latest news about the Space!! really i am very interested to study about the Universe, Space,Stars,Planets.,, Comets,And the other celestial bodies. My hobby too is that!!!!! my ambition is to be a astronomist>>>>>
| 26585 - Réponse de Jasmine104 , 16 ans (USA) - 2014-06-27 |
|Hey my name is Jasmine. I would like to talk to you more about space. Feel free to message me for my email and we can chat:)|
Astronomers are so cool!!!!!
Hi I'm Jenny. I am a massive physics nerd. I want to be a physicist or astronomer. I love quantum physics, theoretical physics. Just physics. Brian cox, Stephen hawking and Patrick Moore are legends! To be honest all my friends find physics way too confusing and I really want someone to talk about science with!
| 26586 - Réponse de Jasmine104 , 16 ans (USA) - 2014-06-27 |
|Hey!I am so happy I found this post. I love physics and would really enjoy having an intellectual conversation with someone about something I have a passion for. My friends are the same and I can relate to the struggle of having no one to talk to about science. Feel free to message me for my email and we can talk :)|
| 21223 - Réponse de Liza1 , 13 ans (Russie) - 2013-05-30 |
|Hello! My name is Liza. I'n 13 years old. I live in Moscow Region. I love physics very much but I don't want to be a physicist becouse I think it's very difficult.
I'd lika to improve my english. Can yoy help me with it? My e-mail is lizastar email@example.com
Who Believes in The Strings Theory as me ? :D
is the big bang theory the cause for the beginning of the universe??
how has the planets formed??how has the universe originated??
| 26221 - Réponse de Sanduni134 , 17 ans (Sri Lanka) - 2014-04-24 |
I am a amateur astronomer like you.My point of view relating to your topic is not to jump into conclusions saying big bang is what caused the formation of this universe.There are contradictions.
| 18642 - Réponse de Deidranai54 , 17 ans (USA) - 2012-09-23 |
|Well no one is really sure of how the universe was actually created. Some believe in the big bang theory and some believe in the divine theory,which is the theory that god created universe and life here and where ever else. Some also belive that planets have formed by masses of gravity pulling pieces of debris together and somehow an atmosphere good enough to sustain life just appeared. Everyone's answer is an opinion so you can never be sure of what is correct amd what is not.|
I'm sure! Aliens exist in another planet!Be my friend!
| 38009 - Réponse de Berry226 , 12 ans (USA) - 2020-07-10 |
|It's always a possibility, and I do also believe there could be alien life in the Universe somewhere! :)|
| 20126 - Réponse de Erin86 , 13 ans (USA) - 2013-01-14 |
| their has almpost been proof of life on a moon of jupiters.|
| 19417 - Réponse de Justin61 , 15 ans (USA) - 2012-11-10 |
| Oh yes, I am going to be an astrobiologist one day. Life HAS to exist elsewhere. Possibly even in our own Solar System, in places like Mars, Europa, Titan, and Enceladus.|
| 18278 - Réponse de SACHAL186 , 12 ans (Pakistan) - 2012-09-01 |
|YES THEY DO EXIST IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE MY PEN PAL I SHALL SEND YOU SOME OF MY ALIEN REPORTS. ONE THING YOU SHOULD KNOW IS THAT THE SYMBOL OF LIFE IS OXYGEN AND SEARCH ON NET THAT THERE IS 22%HYDROGEN AND 42%OXYGEN ON MERCURY WHICH COMBINES TO BECOME WATER.SO THIS PROVES THERE IS LIFE ON MERCURY!!!!!!!|
How does a person determine when the moon is full or it's a half moon because I always see on calenders how it says full or half moon?
| 16909 - Réponse de Casey112 , 15 ans (USA) - 2012-06-10 |
|Because of the patterns it follows in the sky, it's easy to tell how the sun is going to hit the moon at a certain time of day. Here's a diagram of how it works: http://www.moonphases.info/images/moon-phases-diagram.gif
Hope this helps
There is the pole star isn't there? Well... I am confused because some people say it is the north star!
Are they both the same?
Are there any zodiac signs connected to it?
A unsolved mystery?
| 19182 - Réponse de sachal186 (Pakistan) - 2012-10-26 |
|well the pole star is located in the northern hemisphere just right above the north pole so that's why some people call it the north star|
| 16247 - Réponse de Casey112 , 15 ans (USA) - 2012-05-19 |
|The pole star and the North star are the same. You see, it is lined up exactly with the North pole. This star is called polaris and is attached to the constellation Ursa Minor, or the Little Dipper as most people call it. You can read the legend on http://www.comfychair.org/~cmbell/myth/ursa_minor.html.|
Hey! I have been intrigued by astronomy & space since I was in 3rd or 4th grade! & I was wondering what the price of a backyard telescope (in US currency) would be; Please tell me soon because I need to know how much I would need to save up! (I currently have an [rounded] about of $60)
| 15473 - Réponse de Rita144 , 12 ans (USA) - 2012-03-30 |
|Thank you so much for replying! That helps me a ton! True, I knew I wouldn't get very far with the $60 I have... You are so very kind for taking the time to write that for me! By the way: You are quite lucky to be studying abroad! I want to study in Japan when I am older:)|
| 15384 - Réponse de Duke156 , 35 ans (Bangladesh) - 2012-03-22 |
I am from Bangladesh, currently living abroad. I know very little about Astronomy and Telescope. Astronomy is my main hobby.
Regarding your question. It depends on your demand of research and darkness of the sky of your area. There are two types of instrumental requirement, visual and Astrophotography.
Visual: Planets, moon, sun , DSO (deep sky objects). Viewing DSO will require short focal length with large optics let say 5” optics or more with f/5, Viewing Moon don’t require large optics. Viewing Planets require large optics with long focal length minimum 5” f/10. Sun don’t require large optics telescope but the scope will require solar filter on it, it is not expensive but if you want to see even more details, Ha (Hydrogen-Alpha filter is the answer, it is much more expensive then the telescope itself, let say few hundred dollars to thousands.
Astrophotography: practice makes perfect. Need to learn lots, also lots of $$$$ require to spend. Most money will spend on the mount. 80mm ED Telescope can take decent picture of DSO. 80mm Ed will cost about $400 to $800+ depends on the quality, mount will cost few thousands, Autoguider, guide telescope and DSLR or CCD CAMERA, and a Computer. Total cost few thousands $.
Be honest with you $60 telescope? you will not be pleased with it.
I love astronomy!!
I like astronomy!!
I love astronomy!!
I like astronomy!!
| 33379 - Réponse de devis0 , 20 ans (Tanzanie) - 2017-01-01 |
|you can only be what you what to be by doing the best. wish you good success.|
| 21335 - Réponse de Rana224 , 17 ans (Turquie) - 2013-06-14 |
|i want to be astophysicist ^^ but astonomer is really cool either
hope we all be what we want ^^
| 19183 - Réponse de sachal186 (Pakistan) - 2012-10-26 |
|well i love the beauty of stars and neaublas oh whatever i LOVE astronomy|| |