In relation to reading a recent article on the Skydeck, I wondered if flying at 40,000 feet and thereby removing an equivalent chunk of the Earth's atmosphere, made a significant difference in how clearly one can view the stars.
We are going to be in Lake Geneva this weekend where can we get away from light pollution and see the Milky way? [more inside]
How many of the stars whose light we see at night are actually already dead/gone/disintegrated? [more inside]
Astronomy/Skygazing Beginner: I'm gonna be camping out in a dark place, and I have access to a cheap low-consumer-grade telescope. Is it worth it to take it? What could it see? What could I reliably find? Three technically-competent operators, but zero experience/familiarity with the use of any telescope. [more inside]
If all non-solar-system stars ceased to exist, how would things look different to us on earth? Would anything change? [more inside]
My housemate and I just saw a bright pinpoint flash (approx intensity and size of Rigel) in the sky, lasting about an eighth of a second, what's it likely to have been? [more inside]
What makes a star "twinkle"? [more inside]
We just saw the stars do the craziest thing in the night sky - what happened?! [more inside]
Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe?
Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe? [more inside]
AstronomyFilter: What was that crazy thing I saw in the sky? [more inside]