Many have an interest in astronomy. But few cultivate their passion for the stars.
Some think astronomy is too hard. Others are swept up by day-to-day commitments and can’t find time pursue their interest, always waiting for the “right time” to learn more about the night sky.
But the basics of astronomy are not difficult. And it doesn’t take much time to learn about the lives and deaths of stars, how to use a telescope, and the place of astronomy in our history and culture.
The idea behind One-Minute Astronomer is simple: it will help you build your knowledge and appreciation of astronomy, one small step at a time.
That’s a worthwhile thing to do.
Because when you look into the sky on a clear dark night, you challenge your intellect and imagination.
You get to appreciate nature in its ultimate form.
You tap into a source of peace, contemplation, and endless wonder.
And you gain perspective on your own life and free yourself for a time from its day-to-day worries and constraints.
So please have a look at the articles on this site, and sign up to receive new articles as they become available. And keep looking at the night sky whenever you can. It’s worth the effort. Because as Carl Sagan once said, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
Brian Ventrudo, Ph.D.
Publisher, One-Minute Astronomer