We try not to play favorites here at Optical Mechanics, but we have to admit: astronomy is definitely nearest and dearest to our hearts! We explore the solar system, viewing techniques, galaxies, space travel, and much, much more.

The moon shining in space

Why Does the Moon Shine?, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 Why does the moon shine? is one of those seemingly simple questions that people tend to assume they were born with the knowledge to answer, like ‘why is the sky blue?’ That is until someone – usually a young child – asks them the question.  But fear not, nobody is born […]

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Which Inventor Created The Telescope Is It Really Galileo

Which Inventor Created The Telescope? Is It Really Galileo?, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 By today’s standards, the telescope may not seem like a particularly technical device. But it was one of the most important scientific instruments in history and helped usher in an age of discovery that continues to this day. We often get the question, who created the telescope? Many people attribute the

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Blue Giant Stars - 9 Interesting Facts

Blue Giants – 9 Interesting Facts About Blue Giant Stars, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 Stars are some of the most widely recognized astronomical objects and are very common in space. There are billions of stars in the Milky Way alone, and their abundance means that there are actually lots of different kinds of stars and each type has its own unique features. Today’s focus are the

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