Purpose

This website is meant to be an accessible hub for everyone to explore the various facets that astronomy has to offer. Read my blog to get the latest information about cool space phenomenon, packaged accessibly for maximum understanding. Head on over to see the astronomy picture of the day and be prepared to be wowed by the beauty of deep space. Delve into the rich history of astronomy and read about the people that made it that way: from the eccentric Brahe to the captivating Einstein, there’s a fascinating story for everyone!

If you find a newfound love for astronomy, head on over to the “How to Get Involved” page to see what you can do locally. This site is meant to be a sampling platter for everything that astronomy has to offer; I’ll make sure to attach links to all my posts for more relevant information, and I’ll keep recommendations for where to go on the home page as well.

So, just dive in! Enjoy the sights! And be sure to spread the awareness about astronomy wherever you can; the skies will love you as much as you love them.

About Me

My name is Pranet Sharma. I am a high school student in North Carolina. And, as I’m sure that you can tell, I love astronomy! My passion is to learn more about the skies, while also sharing that knowledge far and wide. I am passionate about scouting; I am an Eagle Scout and a Junior Assistant Scout Master in my Troop.  In my spare time, you’ll find me volunteering at the science museum, reading, hiking, swimming, eating, cooking, and playing the piano. I will always be accessible through email if you have any questions. Clear skies!

  Blog Posts

The James Webb Space Telescope: Part II

Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. As the COVID climate of the country continually changes, it is essential to maintain safety. Especially during an especially virulent outbreak, our safety is in our hands, in the precautions that we take and the measures we use to constrain the spread of the virus. In such uncertain times—where certainty is forged by our actions!—it is often a fitting escape to look to the incredible science...

The James Webb Space Telescope: Part I

  Hi all! Welcome back after a longer break!! It’s great to see you all here, my dear readers, as we explore the intricacies of the cosmos and the vehicles to explore it into a new year. And on that note, Happy New Year! Here’s to a better 2022 than the past two years have been. To start off the new year, we’re going to be discussing a recent launch that excited astronomers and astrophysicists across the world. Move over, Hubble; it’s time for...

The Space Shuttle: Part IV

NOTE: All picture credits to NASA. Welcome back! I hope that you are all safe and doing well. It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other. The whirlpool of application season has finally lulled, and I’m so excited to jump back into where we left off with our journey to low-Earth orbit in the Space Shuttle. We are now in our final stages of discussion regarding this amazing piece of engineering that shaped human spaceflight in the late 20th...

The Space Shuttle: Part III

NOTE: All image credits go to NASA Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. It’s been a while since we last met. The world has continued to turn, and COVID continues its sporadic grasp around the globe. Case numbers that were optimistically declining have begun to increase once more with the advent of the Delta variant of the virus. With the increased spread of the virus, it is important to continue masking up and taking necessary...

The Space Shuttle: Part II

NOTE: All image credits go to NASA. Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. The world continues to roil with international geopolitical events and the growing spread of the Delta variant of the pandemic. In times like these, hanging onto optimism—even a sliver of hope, the tiniest glitter of buoyancy—is essential.  In today’s blog post, we will be discussing the next leg of the Space Shuttle missions, ranging from the 1980s to the...

The Space Shuttle: Part I

NOTE: All image credits go to NASA Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. Optimism seems to be dissolving at the edges slightly as the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus surfaces around the world, causing case numbers in unvaccinated areas to increase. People are starting to worry about increasing levels of the pandemic once more. It is important in the face of these new developments to prioritize safety. Even vaccinated...

Project Apollo: Part IV

NOTE: All image credits go to NASA Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. We have finally arrived at the end of our journey through the Apollo missions. It’s been quite the voyage; through tragic starts, to smooth continuations, transitioning into choppy waters. However, land is finally in sight. In today’s post, we’ll be discussing the last few Apollo missions (including everyone’s favorite interplanetary vehicle, the moon...

Project Apollo: Part III

NOTE: All image credits belong to NASA Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. As we hurtle farther into the summer—and the longest day of the year approaches—optimism is in the air again like stardust. COVID cases worldwide are beginning to decline, and the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be getting bigger and bigger as we approach it. With vaccination rates on the upswing, mortality rates decreasing, and more and more...

Project Apollo: Part II

[NOTE: All picture credits go to NASA] Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. COVID seems to be on the downswing more and more. As vaccination rates increase, weekly—and monthly—cases also seem to be going down in places throughout the US. Although global case numbers are slightly worse, they are gradually on the decline as well. It seems more and more likely that we’ll emerge from this disaster— perhaps not completely whole and...

Project Apollo: Part I

toWelcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. Happy International Astronomy Day! Every year, in the period between March and April one date is selected as International Astronomy Day, a celebration of everything astronomy and the beauty of our universe. This year, that date falls on the 15th of May. In the spirit of International Astronomy Day, we will be continuing our voyage through the universe—or, more specifically, the space...