Sunday, June 25, 2017

Tunguska Video

Hey Space Placers!

We are FIVE days away from Asteroid Day. Watch this incredible video about the largest impact event in modern history - the Tunguska Event.

Sky Guy in VA

Thursday, June 22, 2017

8/21/17 Solar Eclipse Update

Hey Space Placers!

Check out the details from yesterday's conference on the upcoming 8/21/17 solar eclipse that will cross the entire U.S.

Sky Guy in VA

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Hey Space Placers!

Tune in to LIVE NASA event on the Total Solar Eclipse of 8/21/17.

Follow live at 1 PM EDT here.

You can also send in your questions via Social Media by using the hashtag #eclipse2017.

I'll have a wrap up live on WTOP Radio at 3:15 pm today.

Sky Guy in VA

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ESA GW Space Mission

Hey Space Placers!

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that they will build a gravitational wave detection spacecraft.  2034 is the expected launch date - it is going to take awhile to build these 3 spacecraft.

Artist's Conception of Merging Black Holes
Such a mission would add a huge capability to humanity's ability to detect gravitational waves (GW). The 3 laser detectors would be MILLIONS of kilometers apart instead of just several as Earth based GW are.

With such a capability we might even be able to detect GWs from the Big Bang itself.

Sky Guy in VA

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sky Guy VIEWING ALERT! 6-20-17 Venus, Moon, Summer

Hey Space Placers!

Heads up and towards the East tomorrow morning as beautiful and bright Venus is joined by the Waning Crescent Moon before dawn. This will be worth getting up to see before dawn, around 4 a.m. local.

Moon & Venus 6-20-17
Created Using Sky Safari Pro 5
Greg Redfern
Tomorrow is also the Summer Solstice for parts of the U.S. with other time zones occurring on the 21st.

So enjoy the view and Summer!

Sky Guy in VA

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Elon Musk's Plans For Colonizing Mars

Hey Space Placers!

Read a paper that details Elon Musk's plans for Mars - and beyond.

It is a fascinating read and a hopeful plan for how humans will extend the species beyond Earth.

Musk rightfully describes the reasons why and provides some excellent hows as to getting humans to other places in the solar system.

Only time (and money spent) will tell if Musk and/or government space agencies are successful.

Sky Guy in VA

Friday, June 16, 2017