October 20, 2017

AstroEvent(s): Hunting the Lunar V & More.

An uber-thin crescent from September 2011.

Take heart, residents of the northern hemisphere; Fall and hopefully cooler climes and darker nights are almost upon us. Growing up in northern Maine, autumn was always our favorite season of the year. It’s the season without the aggravations of all the others; lacking the chill of winter, the mud of spring and the bugs of summer, Fall is the best. If we ever find an exoplanet with a climate that resembles a perpetual New England Fall, I propose that a multi-generational ark be constructed immediately… [Read more...]

September 2011: Life in the Astro-Blogosphere.

Comet Garradd passing M71 in August. (Photo by Author).

Ahhhh, September…. The heat of August is behind us, as a young astronomer’s fancy turns to thoughts of dark skies and equinoctial nights. I swear, if they ever discover a planet that sports a perpetual New England Fall climate, I propose that a multi-generational interstellar ark be built, immediately. In the meantime, here are the events that you can expect to see coming to an Astro-Blog near you; [Read more...]