Are you one of the lucky ones who has seen a total solar eclipse in person? Whether you are a solar eclipse veteran or have yet to see your first one, the Great American Eclipse is coming Monday, August 21, 2017! All of North America will be able to see the Moon cover at least… Read more »
Entries by Maria Tiongco
Globular cluster simulator: Can your PC handle it?
If you are a video game enthusiast, you might be familiar with the importance of the graphics processing unit, or the GPU. The GPU determines whether you can play a game with all the fancy visual effects turned on, how high you can set the screen resolution, and how many frames (the images you see… Read more »
Star clusters: Star families come in all ages, shapes and sizes
Have you ever taken time to gaze at the stars on a clear night, either with a casual eye or a telescope? If so, you might have seen the famous star cluster, the Pleiades, without even knowing it! Known as the Seven Sisters from Greek mythology, it is a bright and compact group of stars…. Read more »