Hey Space Placers!
We had a grand time at GMU Observatory last night as 65 star gazers showed up and braved the chilly air to see a variety of objects. We looked at a star cluster, a globular cluster, a spiral galaxy, an Iridium Flare and constellations.
We tried to see the International Space Station (ISS) but it was too low in the sky and was blocked by tall trees.
ISS marks its 10th anniversary today and tomorrow Space Shuttle Discovery will launch on mission STS-133 to take supplies and equipment to ISS. ISS will be getting its own robotnaut to help in Station operations and upkeep.
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Let's hope we get some favorable flyovers so we can see Discovery and ISS in their orbital chase to rendezvous.
Sky Guy in VA
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