Monday, July 25, 2016

Citizen Science

Hey Space Placers!

Ever wanted to do science stuff? You can make REAL contributions to astronomy and the other sciencesby participating in a variety of Citizen Scientist projects at https://www.zooniverse.org.

Go to their website and browse the various projects that they are carrying out over the Web. If you find one that interests you spend some time looking the site over and if so inclined, sign up and start contributing.

Sky Guy in VA

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Apollo 11 Landing Through LRO

Hey Space Placers!

Enjoy this view of the Apollo 11 landing through Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) images. After Eagle has landed visit the LRO website to SEE Eagle's decent stage and the other Apollo landing sites.




Sky Guy in VA

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

OTD: Apollo 11 and Viking 1

Hey Space Placers!

On This Date in history, July 20, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon while Viking 1 landed on Mars. Read all about it here .
CREDIT: NASA

CREDIT: NASA
Sky Guy in VA

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Milky Way's X Factor

Hey Space Placers!

VERY interesting story on how Twitter started the ball rolling on researching an 'X' in our galactic center.

MWG X
Credit: NASA/JPL-CalTech
Fascinating.....

Sky Guy in VA

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Imagine A Landing On Pluto

Hey Space Placers!

Enjoy this simulated landing sequence on Pluto. We celebrated the 1st anniversary of the flyby on July 2014.

Speaking of anniversaries, it is the 47th year since the launch of Apollo 11.






Sky Guy in VA