Hey, Sky Fans! Happy Friday! I hope you have a great weekend ahead of you, and will have some time to spend with family, friends, or just a good movie. Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about all of the photos and news coming our way from Jupiter from NASA’s and the JPL’s Juno probe. I’m […]
Hey, Sky Fans! Well, here we are, another Friday. We did it. Another weekend, just about here. Here’s to you for making it through, especially if the pollen count around where you are is as high as it is where I am. I hope you have something good to look forward to; a movie, some […]
Hey, Sky Fans! Happy Earth Day! This week is the 45th anniversary of Apollo 16’s launch and it becoming the fifth mission to land astronauts on the moon. So, in honor of that, here’s five facts about Apollo 16! Go! Commander John Young, who also flew on Apollo 10, was one of only three astronauts […]
Hey, hey, sky fans! Happy Friday! Yesterday, NASA announced a whole bunch of amazing, inspiring, spinning-head-inducing news about Saturn’s tiny, watery moon Enceladus and Jupiter’s giant, watery Europa. No life of anything has been found. Believe me, that’d be a HUGE story, but there’s lots of thinking that the conditions at those places could, could, […]
Hey, Sky Fans! Happy Friday! Say, remember a couple weeks ago we talked about circumpolar stuff? Those are the things that are far enough toward the poles that they they’re not seasonal and they never set, but instead, they’re in the sky the whole time, just revolving around the pole? Cool. After that, we had […]
Hey hey! Happy Friday! This isn’t really apropos of anything, but all of the talk about Mercury this week has got me thinking the previous holder of the record for smallest planet in the solar sytem: Pluto! In the last few years, with help from Hubble, and, especially, from New Horizons, which flew through the […]
Hey, Sky Fans! The other day we talked about circumpolar things. So, here are five constellations that are circumpolar for mid-northern latitudes. Figure around 40 degrees north latitude (Chicago, New York, Madrid, Istanbul, Beijing): Ursa Minor, the little bear Cassiopeia, the queen Draco, the dragon Camelopardalis, the giraffe Cephus, the king Clear skies, everyone!