Star Zips around Milky Way Black Hole once in 11.5 years Strange Cold Layer Discovered in Atmosphere of Venus Gemini Observatory Captures Sharpest-Ever Ground-Based Image of Pluto and Charon Liquid water near Europa’s surface a rarity NASA rover finds old streambed on martian surface Peering to the edge of a […]
Archive for August 2012
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Jason Roop’s (Editor of Style Magazine) newsletter highlighted us this week. It included this verbiage, which contains a link to the Style Magazine page describing our sky watch. WEEKEND ASSIGNMENTS: 1. Gaze at the stars through these powerful lenses with the Richmond Astronomical Society. Thanks, Jason. And here’s a clip of the page.
RAS Board Meeting May 21, 2012 President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Attendees (10): Jim Browder, President David Medici, Vice President Jim Blowers, Treasurer Chris McCann, Secretary Ken Wilson Bettie Wilson Prashant Reddy Bill Newman Tim Streagle Gary Cowardin (appeared at end of meeting) Secretary’s report given by […]
The peak of this show is either tonight (Saturday, Aug. 11), or tomorrow night, depending on which web site you look at. But I’d go with Sunday, because we’re going to be clouded out tonight in Richmond. This is one of the best meteor showers of the year, and I was planning on trying tonight […]
Curiosity is scheduled to land in the Red Planet’s Gale Crater late Sunday or very, very early Monday, depending on your Earthbound time zone. Confirmation of the landing should come at about 10:31 p.m. PT Sunday for folks on the U.S. West Coast, or 1:31 a.m. ET Monday for those on the East Coast. The […]