Ask Your Astronomy Question
Ask the Astronomer gives you real answers from real astronomers.
Simply ask your astronomy question and a real astronomer will respond. Remember, when you could submit a science question on the Internet and get a good quick answer? Sometimes the astronomer would even send you a personal e-mail. Those days are back. No more waiting for your question to be selected and then posted. Every question is answered and you have the opportunity to decide whether you want a long answer or a short answer.
There are no age restrictions on the grade level of your question. We have fielded questions as simple as "Why is the Earth round?" or "Why do we have 4 seasons". We have also answered questions on the nature of time and space from the leading edge of discoveries in quantum physics.
How to Submit Your Astronomy Question
To submit your question via e-mail, click on the link below:
> here's my question
To submit your question by phone, call 505.463.8360 (USA).
Our astronomy answer line is open between 12 noon - 10 pm MST. If you call during other times, leave a brief message and your phone number and an astronomer will call you back.
Astronomy Research Assistance
Ask the Astronomer will provide long, detailed and fact-rich answers to your questions that can be used for scientific research projects, term papers or your own personal growth of knowledge about astronomy.
To ask a question with a more detailed answer, call our answer line at 505.463.8360.
Long answers are not provided by email.
About Your Astronomers
Research and Teaching Specialities:
- Stellar Lifetimes
- Galactic Morphology
- Planetary Geology
- Newtonian Physics
- Einsteinian Physics
- Experimental Astronomy
- Meteors and Asteroids
- Lunar Astronomy
Average age: 55
Average college matriculation: Ph.D.
Average years research experience: 28
Average years teaching experience: 22
Ask the Astronomer is sponsored by Windowpane Observatory (WPO), a privately-funded working research facility in the Sonoran desert 108 miles southeast of Phoenix and 127 miles southwest of Tucson. WPO publishes research on supernovae (exploding stars) in distant galaxies and raises money for fundamental astronomical science by offering a galaxy adoption service. Learn more about WPO's Name a Galaxy fundraiser or general information about galaxy naming.