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Aurelian Balan

About Aurelian Balan

Aurelian Balan is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Delta College in University Center, MI. He enjoys learning how to become a better instructor and takes great pleasure in teaching his students about the heavens.

Who Are We that You Are Mindful of Us?

Most of the observable universe is made of hydrogen. Stars like our Sun are fueled through the fusion of this hydrogen into heavier elements like helium and carbon. Huge amounts of energy are released during the fusion process, and we feel and see some of this energy as light here on Earth. Stars that are [...]

By | September 6th, 2013|Anger, Astronomy Corner|0 Comments

He Holds the Universe in Balance

Our home planet has many unique features that make it possible for us to survive and thrive in this universe. Earth’s average distance from the Sun (about 93 million miles), puts us in a location where liquid water can exist. Liquid water is essential to our continued existence. A little closer to the Sun and [...]

By | March 26th, 2013|Astronomy Corner, Self Esteem|0 Comments

Seasons Come Seasons Go

Now that winter is here, you might catch yourself thinking about warmer summer months. Earth’s tilt relative to the Sun is the reason most of us enjoy seasons. As the Earth revolves around the Sun, Earth’s tilt causes the length of day and the directness of sunlight at your location to change. This of course [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|Astronomy Corner, Prayer|0 Comments