May 20, 2019

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...]

November 2011: Life in the Astro-Blogosphere.

A “Warhol Moon!” (Photo mosaic by Author).

Wow, can you believe that 2011 is coming to a close? It seems that it was only yesterday that we where installing Windows 98 and fretting about Y2K, and now we have a decade plus of the 21st century under our belts… this month brings a pair of launches headed towards the Red Planet, a partial solar eclipse for distant lands, and a Tweetup for one of the aforementioned launches: [Read more...]