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Myth of Orion: Constellation Quest – Astronomy for Kids, FreeSchool

You’re watching FreeSchool! It’s time to learn about one of the constellations in the night sky. Do you recognize this constellation? It’s Orion! Most visible from January to March, Orion is one of the easiest constellations to find in the sky. Orion is also called the Hunter, because in greek mythology, Orion was a giant… Read More »

Can We See the Pillars of Creation with Amateur Astronomy Telescopes?

In the late spring skies in the northern hemisphere, looking towards the southeast in the hours after midnight local time, there is a region of star formation that right now, is home to newborn stars. This object lies 6,500 light years away and at this time of year, from our vantage on Earth, it is… Read More »

Astronomy as a Couple: How is it? Our life since starting Astrophotography together

What is a Nebula? Astronomy and Space for Kids – FreeSchool

You’re watching FreeSchool! Space: it’s vast and full of secrets waiting to be discovered. Of all the incredible objects scientists have found, out among the stars, some of the most spectacular are nebulae. Although most nebulae are completely invisible to the naked eye, modern telescopes are able to give us close-up views of some of… Read More »

The Calendar and Astronomy – David Rives

In ancient times, celestial bodies such as the Sun, Moon and stars were central figures of the Zodiac. They were considered to be gods and goddesses, and based on the Zodiac, the movements of the heavens have become a means of divination. Scripture informs us that they worshiped the created more than the Creator. In… Read More »

Astrology and the Secret Cult of Mithra – David Rives

The secret cult of Mithraism was a religious order that was practiced by many in the Roman world. The religion was spread across the Mediterranean by the Cilician pirates, and worship centers were incorporated into Roman cities. In 2007, I was able to photograph a remarkably preserved representation of the mystery god, in the Vatican… Read More »

Is Astrology in the Bible? – David Rives

The Genesis account tells us that the lights in the heavens are to be for signs, not to be confused with the astrology condemned by the Bible, as pagan in nature. Did the constellations that are now presented as mythological objects originally have a purer, Biblical meaning? In the book of Job, God asks: “Canst… Read More »