September 26, 2017

Review: Unmasking Europa by Richard Greenberg

Out from Springer Books!

Something interesting is going on underneath the icy surface of Jupiter’s Moon, Europa. This week, Astroguyz takes a look at Unmasking Europa by Richard Greenberg out from Springer Books. Dr. Greenberg is a professor of Planetary Sciences at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona in Tucson. [Read more...]

Review: 2011 Astronomy Calendars.

A unique astronomical alternative… (Credit: the Vatican Observatory).

The year 2011 A.D. is almost upon us… certainly, you may be asking yourself “Where is my jetpack?” and wondering why we don’t yet commute by hover-car by now… but one constant is always assured; that of the yearly theme calendar. This year, instead of kittens and cows, we here at Astroguyz invite you to indulge in an astronomical themed calendar. [Read more...]

Your own Personal Astronomer: Tucson’s Flandrau Observatory.

Looking for an affordable, innovative date? One of the kept secrets in the deep Arizona desert is absolutely free; I give you a night of star gazing and cosmic conundrums at the Flandrau Observatory, adjoining with the Science Center of the same name. Located on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona, the dome boasts a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector and a knowledgeable telescope operator to go with it.  How do I know this? Because I myself was one such operator during the heady days of 2006, and could easily state that the experience was one of the most rewarding of my life.

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