Monthly Archives: December 2016

The God of War and God of the Sea to Hold Court

Images credit & copyright: NASA. If you have clear skies and a pair of large binoculars on December 31, 2016 you get to end the year with one of the more beautiful occurrences in the night sky; a planetary conjunction. … Continue reading

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“Calm Down, Lovell”

EARTHRISE: “And From the Crew of Apollo 8, We Close, With Good Night, Good Luck, a Merry Christmas, and God Bless All of You, All of You on the Good Earth” Photo Credit: NASA Photo AS08-14-2383 EARTHRISE by Bill Anders, … Continue reading

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Godspeed John Glenn; The Mercury 7 Are Together Again

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA. It is with a heavy heart that I report that we have lost the last surviving member of the Mercury 7 and an American hero, John Glenn. Though his passing saddens us all, Glenn’s life … Continue reading

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Celestial

Image credit & copyright: Tassanee Angiolillo. For us here in the Northern Hemisphere, nights have grown long, the air has become chilled and only memories of this year’s hot summer nights will get us through until 2017. Here’s one such … Continue reading

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Cat’s Eye Nebula (Zoom)

Image credit & copyright: Josh Smith. Josh Smith http://www.catchingthecosmos.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchingthecosmos/ Let’s sail off into this weekend with a great image by Josh Smith of New General Catalog 6543 (NGC 6543) or as it’s famously known, the Cat’s Eye Nebula, … Continue reading

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