Saturday, April 20, 2013

UPDATED Sky Guy Viewing ALERT Antares Launch 4-20 and Lyrid Meteor Shower 4-21 and 22

Hey Space Placers!

UPDATE: NASA is trying for launch of Antares today, 4-21-13 at 5 p.m. EDT...check the website below and my earlier blog this week on how to tune in and/or see the launch.

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With recent events we all need a night under a clear sky to enjoy the calm and quiet of the stars.

The launch of Antares is scheduled for today, 4-20-13 at 5 p.m. EDT. See my blog from earlier this week to get viewing details. NASA TV will carry the launch live starting at 4:30 p.m. EDT. Get updates here:

The Lyrid Meteor Shower is a good way to sit back, relax and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Sky and Telescope illustration

This is not a major shower like the summer's Perseids or winter's Geminids. The shower can produce 10-12 an hour under ideal conditions but the bright Moon will interfere with this year's showers. It is still worth getting out tonight and watching the sky.

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