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First Day and Night at Stellafane 2014

Hi all.

It’s late, but I wanted to let you know I made it.

Here’s the camping setup for my gypsy wagon (aka Prius). Made it there with a side trip to Albany on a full tank of about $28.00 of gas. 20 more words


Where Were You on the Nights of July 16th to 22nd, 1994?

If you were an amateur astronomer back then with access to just about any kind of telescope, there is only one answer to the title question (unless you were clouded out) – observing Jupiter. 505 more words

Amateur Astromy

From Symmetry: "How to weigh a galaxy cluster"


July 24, 2014
Glenn Roberts Jr.

The study of galaxy clusters is bringing scientists closer to an understanding of the “dark” universe.

Step on a scale and you’ll get a quick measure of your weight. 737 more words

Basic Research

Men On The Moon

By Bill Burneat


Let’s look at the Moon. If we start at the beginning, when the moon is first seen in the western sky at sundown, the so-called new moon, we see a dark spot nestled against the round edge of the moon. 660 more words

Space Tourism


Welcome to the latest post from the Science Geek. This deals which the subject of space tourism, which means ordinary people travelling into space for leisure purposes and paying to do so.   1,618 more words

Meteors in the Moonlight

By Ken Hewitt-white

August is meteor month, the time of year when watching for “shooting stars” becomes a truly stimulating recreational activity – especially for folks on vacation. 368 more words

On This Day In Space History

1930 - Birth of Boris Nikolayevich Belousov –  Belarusian engineer, cosmonaut, 1965-1968

1944 - Birth of Anatoli Ivanovich Dedkov – Belarusian pilot, cosmonaut, 1970-1983

1961 - Changes in Saturn launch vehicle configurations announced : C-1: Stages S-I (1.5 million pounds of thrust) and S-IV, C-2: Stages S-I, S-II, and S-IV, C-3: Stages S-IB (3 million pounds of thrust), S-II, and S-IV. 663 more words