December 12, 2017

Review: The Hooded Observing Vest from Dark Sky Apparel.

The Hooded Observing Vest in Action!

Looking for the perfect gift for that astronomy-obsessed someone in your life this Xmas? (OK… we don’t call ourselves obsessed, but you know…)

No doubt you’ve heard that same someone complain about the neighbor’s million candle-watt power floodlights, or accompanied them in a 100 mile quest for truly dark skies… if only there was a way to bring the dark skies to you… [Read more...]

AstroEvent: An Antarctic Partial Solar Eclipse.

Animation of the November 25th Eclipse. (Credit: NASA/A.T. Sinclair).

Opting out of the “Black Friday” shopping madness? We’ve got good news. In addition to the launch of the Mars Curiosity spacecraft and complementing NASATweetup on November 25th, a partial solar eclipse occurs deep in the southern hemisphere. Maximum partiality will be 90% just off of the coast of Antarctica, and the entire Antarctic continent will witness the event. (Remember, its spring headed towards summer Down Under!) [Read more...]