Monthly Archives: May 2018

Bright Light, Bright Light!

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. To an astronomer (even us amateurs), nothing is more annoying than light pollution or that neighbor that just won’t turn off their floodlights on the side of the house. Well here we … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 SES-12

Image credit & copyright: SpaceX. Live stream link and press kit updates are typically the day prior. LAUNCH ALERT! Monday, June 4, 2018 at 00:29 EDT (04:29 UTC and 21:29 PDT on the 31st) SpaceX will be launching a previously … Continue reading

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Cepheid Variable Star RS Puppis from Hubble

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-Hubble/Europe Collaboration. Residing about 6,500 light years away in the southern constellation Puppis is this magnificent and seemingly mysterious object, shrouded in a cocoon of stellar material. This image comes to … Continue reading

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Etheridge Range Milky Way

Image credit & copyright: Jay Daley. Let’s roll into our week with this fantastic image by Jay Daley of our home star city over Seamans Hut memorial and shelter, 2,030 m (6,660 ft.) in altitude along the Etheridge Range in … Continue reading

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SpaceX Iridium NEXT 51-55 (Iridium 6) from CA

Image credit & copyright: SpaceX. Live stream link and press kit updates are typically the day prior. LAUNCH ALERT! Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:47 PDT (15:47 EDT & 19:47 UTC) a previously launched SpaceX Falcon 9 (core B1043.2) will be … Continue reading

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ISS Resupply Launch from VA This Week

Images credit & copyright: NASA & Orbital ATK. LAUNCH ALERT: Monday, May 21, 2018 at 04:39 EDT (08:39 UTC & 01:39 PDT) an Orbital ATK Antares 230 rocket will be launching from Launch Pad 0A (LP-0A) at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport … Continue reading

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SpaceX to Debut the Falcon 9 Block 5

Image credit & copyright: SpaceX. LAUNCH ALERT! Friday, May 11, 2018 at 16:14  EDT (13:14 PDT & 20:14 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 (core B1046.1) will be launching from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) to deliver the Bangabandhu-1 will be … Continue reading

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