How does one compute the right ascension and declination of the Moon at a given time (or for that matter, the altitude and azimuth)?
I was reading this question about open problems in astronomy. The bounty-receiving answer says that I have just left the field where some colleagues are trying to develop some software to use ...
Astronomy is basically about looking around, and what happens to be there is very important for what we are able to discover. To what degree is astronomy shaped by coincidences in our neighborhood? ...