Image Credit: Noelle K. Moser
Well, as they say, the best place to start is at the beginning. For me, that requires coffee in my constellation mug and a passion. I’ll start by introducing myself and what I hope to achieve through Knowledge of the Spheres.
My name is Noelle, I am an avid lover of coffee, lava lamps, astronomy, and science, if you called me a space geek you would be right, basically I am a geek of many trades. Science and Astronomy however are my forte and subject areas for which I choose to focus my geekdom.
Since the dawn of humanity when our hominid ancestors first left the arboreal habitat in Africa, took to bipedalism, became intelligently aware, and set our evolutionary course into motion, we looked to the stars and have been captivated ever since. Our Hominid and Human ancestors looked to the night sky with the same sense of awe and wonder as we still do today. Many people want to understand what they are looking at but find it hard to completely comprehend. The night sky is where the secrets of the stars reside. I want to expose these secrets and put the night sky into the hands of those who want to understand their place within the cosmos. This is my goal and my passion, the night sky has a story to tell, all we have to do is learn how to listen to the cosmic song of the spheres.
With “Knowledge of the Spheres” I plan to work my way through all the constellations, yes, all 88 of them, both northern and southern hemispheres. Within each constellational border are hidden celestial gems, things like galaxies, nebula, and star clusters. We will also work our way through the Solar System, bringing into light the secrets of our celestial address.
I want to bring all of these wonders into view for my readers. As we embark on our tour of the celestial spheres, we will meet other galaxies, some near to us and other far away. We will encounter other star systems and discover what it is like within a star cluster. We will also witness the glorious deaths of stars as we observe the most spectacular things in nature, supernova explosions. We will explore the remnants of these stellar catastrophes as we investigate the rips in space-time they leave known as Black Holes.
Most of all, I want to present the wonders of the night sky in a way that is both educational and entertaining. The stars have a life, they have an evolution, and they have a story to tell, all we need to do is listen. Join me as we journey to the cosmos and discover the Knowledge of the Spheres.