Entries by Janus

How Representative is the Night Sky?

A couple of weeks back, a thread was started about whether or not the most of the stars we see at night are brighter than our Sun. The consensus was yes. I’d like to delve back into that subject in a little more detail. Just how representative is the night sky to what is out […]

Measuring How Many Days Are in a Year

How many days are there in a year? Ask pretty much anyone and they will tell you 365, except for leaps years which have 366. In addition, most people can tell you that a year is the amount of time that it takes for the Earth to go once around the Sun, and a day […]