Young Astronomers Newsletter May 2017

The Young Astronomers Newsletter


The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 25 Number 5 May 2017

By Bob Patsiga



In this month’s edition of the newsletter Bob discusses:

  • Updates on the New Horizons mission.
  • How measurements of neutrinos during a Supernova will be used to follow the progress of the event.
  • How we are getting better at detecting Dark Matter and how it’s helping shape galaxies.
  • How X-ray bursts are being used to determine the size of stars that are being devoured by Black Holes.
  • How orbital patterns and angle of rotation effect seasons.
  • This year is the centennial year of operation of the Hooker telescope at Mount Wilson.
  • Astronomical May birthdays.
  • Celestial happenings and sightings in May.
  • Orbital terms word search.
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