To Venus with (love?)

Wherever you are early November you can see our closest planet, Venus, glimmering in the morning sky. Sometimes it appears as a morning star, sometimes like a bright evening star. Asteres planetai was the term used in ancient Greece before anyone got clues enough to build up a knowledge about these wandering stars. Now Venus is illuminating the…

Brilliant minds

I asked a stupid question on Google+. I rather often do, so that is not unusual. At about the same time of that post, I called mixing up the terms scientists, researchers and engineers like assigning grey colour to a blue sky, something more than simply not getting categorizations straight, on this very blog. I…

Scientists, researchers and engineers

Don’t you just love it when they tell you that scientists have invented or developed something, let us say, for example, a new type of sock with scientifically optimized compression for intensive sport and recovery? This is not science. People with background in science, i.e. a degree in science, may work on the problem of…

Have a look – and see

“It’s beautiful!” Ok. That is reason enough to look at the dark sky. But, of course, there’s more to it. The good thing is that there is a lot more you can find out about the solar system just by looking at the moon and our closest planets with the naked eye! The image above…