Ray Sanders

About Ray Sanders

In addition to being a published astronomer specializing in variable stars, Ray Sanders has blogged for Universe Today, and The Planetary Society blog, among others. He runs his own blog, Dear Astronomer, teaches classes for CosmoQuest, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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Here are my most recent posts

App Review: Earth or Not Earth

by Ray Sanders December 20, 2013

The folks at Cosmoquest have released a cool new citizen science app for Android! “Earth or Not Earth” allows players to test their knowledge of Earth, as well as learn more about the fascinating geology of the rocky worlds in our solar system. You can also challenge your friends on Facebook to beat your scores, […]

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Book Review: ‘Five Billion Years of Solitude’ by Lee Billings

by Ray Sanders October 8, 2013

Over the past few years, the field of astrobiology has made great strides. With missions such as Kepler making exoplanet discoveries commonplace, the question no longer is “Are other planets out there?” but “When will we find a true twin of Earth?” A new book, “Five Billion Years of Solitude,” takes the reader from the […]

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Stunning Astrophoto: The Milky Way Over Death Valley

by Ray Sanders July 30, 2013

High School Physics teacher and photographer Jeff Moreau took this incredible photo of the Milky Way over Death Valley. Jeff planned his photo on a night where the Moon had already set, arriving in Badwater Basin at Death Valley around 3:30 am. Regarding his image, Jeff says, “As a high school physics teacher, I love […]

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Join the Golden Spike Video Contest

by Ray Sanders March 7, 2013

If you’ve been following Golden Spike Company, you know that the company is planning to launch commercial Lunar exploration missions by 2020. Last month, Golden Spike announced their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to help generate public interest in their mission. So far people from around the world have contributed to the Golden Spike […]

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New Online Astronomy Course from CosmoQuest

by Ray Sanders November 21, 2012

For those of you who’d like to brush up on your Astronomy knowledge, or never took Astronomy 102, CosmoQuest has a new online course offering for you! Following the success of the initial 101-level course (CQX 001: Solar System Science), the newest course offering is “CQX 003: Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters”. Just like the previous […]

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