Friday, July 1, 2016

Good Video on Rosetta & Philae & Comet 67P

Hey Space Placers!

I am back in VA and will be posting some pics tomorrow of Mount Wilson Observatory.

In the meantime be sure to check out this video on Rosetta & Philae & Comet 67P:

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Offline For A Week...Browse Old Blogs ;-)

Hey Space Placers!

Offline until next Friday BUT I will have some goodies for you!

Use this time to browse some of my old blogs....there are years of them ;-)

Sky Guy Off the Grid

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sky Guy Viewing ALERT!! 6-20-16 Full Moon on Summer Solstice

Hey Space Placers!

Happy 1st day of summer at 6:34 pm EDT. The Summer Solstice is coinciding with the Full Strawberry Moon for the first time since 1967; it will not occur again until 2062 so enjoy it tonight.

You can tune in live to Slooh tonight at 8:00 pm EDT to watch the Full-Summer Solstice Moon.

Here are my pics of the 99.8% illuminated Moon from Shenandoah National Park 6/19:

The 99.8% Illuminated Moon

The Last Moonrise of Spring Greets the Earth's Shadow

Old Rag And The Last Moonrise of Spring Greets the Earth's Shadow

Moonlit Big Meadows

Shenandoah Valley in Moonlight


Sky Guy in VA

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Hey Space Placers!

The SECOND observation of Gravitational Waves has been announced by the LIGO team - see my previous posts for background.

This discovery was due to the merger of two black holes that were 1.4 billion light years from Earth. These black holes were far smaller than the black holes involved in the first GW detection. This discovery is very important in that it shows that the first observation was not a "one and done" event, that these mergers are ongoing.

You can read more about it here and here.

I can hardly wait to see where GW Astronomy takes is going to be interesting, that's for sure.

Sky Guy in VA