October 22, 2017

Astro-Event(s): Lunar/Planetary Action & Hunting Triton.

Mars, Saturn & Spica the night of MSL’s Landing. (Photo by Author).

We’re swiftly losing the evening planetary action this month, as Jupiter, Mercury and Venus occupy the dawn skies and Saturn and Mars slide ever lower into the dusk. It’s interesting to watch as Mars appears to “pass” the Spica & Saturn pairing in the constellation Virgo as its orbital motion struggles to keep up with Earth. [Read more...]

Astro-Event: “Occupy Mars!”

Curiosity at Gale… (Artist concept. Credit: NASA/JPL).

It’s not every day that Earthlings land embassaries on another world. This weekend, NASA will go for an eighth landing on the Red Planet as Curiosity touches down in Gale Crater. We were lucky enough to attend our 3rd #NASATweetup for the launch last November, seeing off the Mars Science Laboratory enroute to Mars. And now the big day is finally here. [Read more...]

Review: Destination Mars.

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Early this August, a historical event will occur. A rover launched last Thanksgiving weekend will descend via sky crane to the surface of Mars. After the first “six-minutes off terror,” the Mars Science Laboratory will be ready to do some serious science on the Red Planet. [Read more...]

2011: The Year in Science.

No matter what your field or discipline was, 2011 stands as an amazing year for the history books. Change and transition seems to be the watch-word as regimes have been overthrown, the US space program sits at a crossroads, and cultural and social change has taken place worldwide.
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