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Journey to the Pacific Northwest- Day 1

For our first stop on our mini road trip to the Pacific Northwest, we stopped at my Mom’s favorite ice cream joint ever in Missoula, Montana: The Big Dipper ( 889 more words

Moonbow at Bow Falls

A small moonbow forms in the light of the full “super moon” at Bow Falls in Banff.

This was Sunday night, August 10, on the night of the bright “super moon” that lit the landscape. 135 more words

Alan Dyer

Astronomy with Araz

It was a semi-cloudy night on Friday, July 25, 2014. That night, I met my friend, Araz Boghossian, who is a photographer, electrical engineer, and amateur astronomer, in King City. 691 more words


The Milky Way

Another perfectly clear night last night. I went out at about midnight, and came back at 2.45am – and had a nice lie-in this morning. I had about 45 minutes of good telescope time before the dew became a problem again. 478 more words


Universal service

In cosmic connectivity news, a hotspot of powerful, ultrahigh-energy particles may help scientists answer a century-old question: can we get a decent wi-fi signal in Ursa Major? 561 more words


USPS Star Calendar for 13-19 July

13 Jul    You’ll need binoculars to watch as Mars passes to Spica’s left. The moon is at perigee, 56.17 Earth-radii (358,000 kilometers) away. Perigee occurs 21 hours after the… 183 more words