Tuesday, July 28, 2020

SEND YOUR NAME TO MARS!

Hey Space Placers!

NASA is getting ready to launch the Mars Rover Perseverance, its next mission to Mars, this Thursday. Tomorrow I will have details on how to tune in and watch the launch.

10.9 MILLION names are on board the spacecraft, mine included.



You can sign up to send YOUR NAME to Mars with NASA's next Mars mission. Hundreds of thousands have already made their reservations, so add your name to the manifest.




Mars is easily visible in the Eastern sky after midnight and will be getting brighter and brighter in the months ahead. So send in your name and look upon the Red Planet to so where your name will be going.
Sky Guy in VA


Saturday, July 25, 2020

PROBABLE LAST BLOG ON NEOWISE

Hey Space Placers!

I hope you have been able to see Comet NEOWISE these past few weeks. The best comet for us in the Northern Hemisphere in the past 23 years is headed out to the deep solar system not to return for 6,800 years.

The ever brightening Moon and the steady dimming of the comet will make this weekend your best bet to get a peek with your unaided from DARK SKIES. For urban dwellers the comet should still be visible but requires optimal aid in the form of binoculars and/or a telescope.


It has been an absolute JOY to photograph and watch this comet. 

Comet NEOWISE in the morning sky
Greg Redfern

I hope there is another GREAT comet or at least one the caliber of NEOWISE sooner rather than later!

Sky Guy in VA

Thursday, July 23, 2020

NEOWISE CLOSEST TO EARTH TODAY 7/23/20 - JOIN LIVE STREAM VIEWING

Hey Space Placers!


Comet NEOWISE 10 PM 7/19/20
Greg Redfern

Comet NEOWISE is closest to our planet today at 64 million miles.

It is visible in the NW sky at about 10 PM and will continue to be higher each night.


Enjoy this visitor from the farthest reaches of our solar system as it will not come this way again for 6,800 years!

Sky Guy in VA

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

THREE INFORMATIVE ARTICLES ABIOUT THE UNIVERSE, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE MOON

Hey Space Placers!

We are all spending more time on the 'net due to Covid-19. I am ALWAYS on the lookout for articles that really explain their topics well.

I hit pay dirt today - and so will you - with these three articles. Take the time to read, digest and savor the accurate and enlightening information they provide.







We live on a wonderful planet that is part of an incredible Universe. Humanity must change its ways if it is going to achieve what we are capable of doing. Failure to address climate change and our current state of existence imperils the health of the planet and ultimately ourselves.


Milky Way Panorama Shenandoah National Park
Greg Redfern

Sky Guy in VA