July 18, 2019

Attack of the Smartphones: A NASATweetup at the Johnson Space Flight Center!

We came, we saw, we tweeted profusely… last month’s Tweetup at the Johnson Spaceflight Center was a resounding success. Only the fourth official NASA tweetup ever held, this was the first at the JSC and the first attended by Astroguyz. What follows is a sort of after-action report, both of the JSC and the world of space-tweeting in general; [Read more...]

Astro-event: SDO and STS-130 are go!

Two (count ‘em!) launches will light up the Florida Space Coast over the next few days; that of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-130 and the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). STS-130 is scheduled to liftoff from launch pad 39A out of the Kennedy Space Center on the morning of Sunday, February 7th at 04:39 AM EST enroute to the International Space Station. Cargo includes the Tranquility connecting node which houses the Cupola, a Millennium Falcon-like window that will give residents unprecedented views and aid in spacewalks and exterior work.

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February 2010: Life in the Astro-blogosphere.

(Late breaking news: looks like Astroguyz will be tweeting live from the Johnson Space Center in Houston Feb. 17th as part of the STS-130 NASA Tweetup! Now is a good time to follow us on Twitter, as we partake in all things STS, and give you the blow-by-blow live!)

Cheer up, ye benighted souls of terrestrial northern hemisphere winter; astronomical things are afoot! The month of February sees the return of the Shuttle Endeavour to low Earth orbit, as well as the long anticipated launch of NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory. So, without further adieu, here’s a sneak peak at what we’re watching here in the month of February from Astroguyz HQ;

February Skies: February sees the passing of the not so close opposition of Mars from late January, although the Red Planet will be placed favorably for viewers throughout the northern hemisphere in February. A recent posting here at Astroguyz will tell you how to accomplish a rare feat: how to spot the Martian Moons.  A more curious and exceptional event happens on the Feb 9th close passage of NEO asteroid 2009 UN3. The Full Snow moon occurs on February 28th at 11:38 AM EST. [Read more...]