Category Archives: astronomy

Explore stars gravity orbits vacuums and gallaxies as well as black holes and worm holes for your science fair project.

A science behind the December 21, 2012 doomsday prediction…

A lot of press has been given to the so called doomsday prediction linked to the end of the Maya long-count calendar. Doom mongers suggest that the end of this calendar indicates that the Maya believed the world would come to an end via some cosmic disaster or social disorder. In reality, the end of […]

Two Earth-sized Planets Discovered…

Well it has finally happened. After years of searching space for possible earth-like planets, a couple have been found. The tool used to find these new planets was the Kepler Space Telescope. What this indicates is that earth-like conditions are possible on other planets, however, size alone does not indicate the possibility of life. In […]

Enhance your astronomy science fair project with Kepler’s third law…

Kepler’s third law is all about the timing of the planets’ orbits. It states, “the ratio between the square of the time needed by a planet to make a revolution around the sun and the cube of its average distance from the sun is the same for all planets.” This law can be expressed in […]

Learn about the second law proposed by Kepler…

  Kepler introduced multiple theories that related to the movement of the planets. His second law was that “a planet moves so that its radius vector sweeps out equal areas in equal times.”  You can use this information to create an astronomy science fair project for a science fair competition

Exploring the universe with science fair projects…

Students working on astronomy science fair projects can benefit from learning the basic theories behind the science of astronomy like Kepler’s first law. This law state is based on the assumption that planetary orbits are ellipses and that the sun provides one of the elliptical foci. Kepler’s 1st Law: The orbits of the planets are […]

When we see the universe what are we seeing?

When we gaze at the night sky do you believe that you are looking at the universe as it exists? Actually, many of the photons that you are seeing have traveled for billions of years to get here and the stars that produce that light have already left for other destinations. Because of this phenomenon… the […]

Explore the realm of astronomy…

When you are faced with your very first science fair project or your fifth science fair project assignment your reaction most likely will be the same…Yikes! However, a science fair contest doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. The first thing that you can do to make your science fair project experience less intimidating is […]

Super Science Fair Projects…Breaking News: Earth-like Planets Exist Else Where

For thousands of years we have assumed that the Earth was a unique chunk of rock, however, recent research suggests that this may not be true. Science fiction stories and movies have played around with the possibility that we are not alone in the universe and with the possibility that other Earth-like planets exist. Today […]