September 22, 2019

15.02.11: New Views of Comet Tempel 1 Courtesy of StardustNExT.

The re-designated StardustNExT spacecraft performed another first this Valentineís Day, completing the first ever follow-up encounter of comet Tempel 1.

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10.02.11: A Valentineís Day Rendezvous.

There. Out there. That faint moving smudge in the image above is about to become the target of a cometary flyby of historic proportions next week.

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Review: Adam; A Valentine’s Day Astronomy Flick!

(Editorís note; this Valentineís Day weekend, love is in the air here at Astroguyz HQ as we review a quirky but astronomical-themed modern day romance flick; read on;)

Not all great astronomy movies need be Sci-Fi flicks. Once in a very great while, we unearth an offbeat film with enough astronomical flair that it warrants mention to you, the unsuspecting science public. Such is the case with the indie flick Adam, written and directed by Max Mayer. We recently caught this tale of love in a time of astronomy via Netflix, and were thoroughly amused and impressed. Adam is best described as Rain Man or I Am Sam turned science-romance tale. The setting is Manhattan, and Adam, played by Hugh Dancy, is a brilliant young man who is afflicted with Aspergerís Syndrome. Adam has a fascination with astronomy, but often has problems connecting with everyday interpersonal relations. [Read more...]