The Nightly News
An Astronomy blog by Joe Bauman, Salt Lake City
Blog 47: More ideas about cosmology
Joe Bauman
17
April
2018

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    19 May, 2018
    Blog 50: Astronomical fun
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    07 May, 2018
    Blog 49: Join the battle against light pollution
    Civilization is losing a vital force that mystified and inspired humans for thousands of years: the dark night sky. Until about a century ago it was a universal source of awe, beauty and spiritual feelings; an anchor for legends; a cosmic signal about when to plant, and an ever-present reminder of Nature’s cycles. Now the resource is destroyed in many regions throughout the world. Of course, the impacts are worst in cities, towns and suburban areas. A photograph of nighttime Salt Lake City
  3. Blog 48: Surprise! Welcome the Utah Astronomy Club
    28 Apr, 2018
    Blog 48: Surprise! Welcome the Utah Astronomy Club
    Welcome a new little nebula into the world of star-gazing, that is, the Utah Astronomy Club. You can join it by going to its site on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/638816972950322/, or by sending me an email at josephmbauman@yahoo.com. Those who prefer not to use Facebook I will attempt to update by email. Please tell others who may be interested about it; by far most will be accepted. Actually, this small nebula is not brand new. I launched it on Facebook in June 2016; it's been
  4. Blog 46: Getting a bang out of cosmology
    07 Apr, 2018
    Blog 46: Getting a bang out of cosmology
    Here’s a riddle. Most astronomers agree that the Big Bang, the start of our universe, began about 13.8 billion years ago. So how would you describe the period 14 billion years ago? Was everything dark? Did a void or a vacuum exist? No, is the scientific consensus. While we may discuss conditions 12 billion or nearly 13.8 billion years in the past, the phrase 14 billion years ago is meaningless. No such period existed. *** The standard Big Bang theory Time itself began, just as the entire