An Interactive Map Lets You Gaze Through the Observable Universe

Depicting the position of 200,000 galaxies (each represented by a single dot), a new interactive map by astronomers at Johns Hopkins University lets viewers gaze from the Milky Way through one large slice of the perceptible universe. Two decades of data collected in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was transformed into the color-coded map by artist and designer Nikita Shtarkman. “In this map, we are just a speck …

Unistellar’s New eVscope eQuinox Telescope + Its Meaningful Community

With global camaraderie, amateur astronomers and citizen scientists track the cosmos using smart technology

Sponsored by Unistellar

Technology-driven telescope startup Unistellar’s new eVscope eQuinox is a powerful new digital astronomy tool, giving novices the power to discover the universe—even from a balcony in the city—while allowing advanced astronomers to quickly and frequently collect data. Better yet, eVscope eQuinox owners are inducted into Unistellar’s global community of space-lovers, receiving frequent inspiration, encouragement and citizen science opportunities. The eVscope eQuinox is an app-connected scientific …

Astronomer Double Spinning Coin

A double-sided, pocket-sized work of art by Urban EDC Supply and graphic artist Billy French, the astronomer spinning coin features representations of the sun and the moon. Beyond the artistic motifs, however, there’s a game-like novelty to the coin—involving patience. If successful, one can launch the coin into a spin lasting up to 10 minutes. Each coin is crafted and individually pressed by Shire Post …