Category Archives: Solar System

Happy 60th Birthday NASA!

Images credit: NASA. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) began its life on March 3, 1915. Its logo; a circular seal depicting the Wright Brothers fist flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Eventually that evolved into the familiar yellow … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Uranus

Images credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Voyager 2. If you love the night sky and the planets in particular then 2018 has been a fantastic year.  Jupiter reached opposition (closest point to Earth) back on May 8, Saturn reached opposition on … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Neptune

Images credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Voyager 2. If you love the night sky and the planets in particular then this has been a fantastic year.  Jupiter reached opposition (closest point to Earth) back on May 8. Saturn reached opposition on … Continue reading

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ULA and the Delta IV Heavy to Launch NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to the Sun for SCIENCE!

Images and Illustrations credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) & NASA. Launch Alert!!! Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 03:53 EDT (00:53 PDT & 07:53 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA) will be launching the beautifully powerful, heavy lift, Delta … Continue reading

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Brace Yourselves, the 2018 Perseids are Coming

Image credit & copyright: Thomas W. Earle. Apologies on the title, I’m having withdrawals but the 2018 Perseids meteor shower is really coming. In fact, you may have already been seeing some. Basics: The night of Sunday, August 12th through … Continue reading

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What a Sight!

Image credit & copyright: Stephen Mudge. How many of you got to experience last week’s total lunar eclipse and Mars at opposition? Unfortunately, I wasn’t in its path but many where and the images have been spectacular. Here is a … Continue reading

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Longest Total Lunar Eclipse This Century Occurs Friday

Images credit & copyright: Dan LaShomb (me). Check below for more links and information to figure out your viewing times. Head’s up! This Friday, July 27, 2018, the Earth will pass directly between the Sun and Moon, creating the longest … Continue reading

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