December 18, 2017

AstroEvent: A Total Solar Eclipse “Down Under!”

(Animation credit: A.T. Sinclair/NASA/GSFC).

All hail the saros… eclipse season 2 of 2 is upon us for 2012. This coming Tuesday as the Moon reaches its ascending node along the ecliptic also represents the only total solar eclipse of the Sun for 2012. [Read more...]

Review: The Stardust Revolution by Jacob Berkowitz.

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Pity the astronomers of yore. Unlike other scientists, they couldn’t take pieces of their objects of study and place them under scrutiny in a lab. Were the heavens truly unchanging and immutable, made of truly different “stuff” than mundane Earthly goods? [Read more...]