Hey Space Placers!
The latest from NASA.
ECLIPSE EYE SAFETY
In the U.S. mainland - two weeks to the eclipse! Please READ AND HEED NASA's Eye Safety information. Improper viewing will cause permanent eye damage! Be sure your eclipse glasses are certified and in proper condition. If you haven't gotten your yet, use the AAS Vendor List to order.
SEND A MESSAGE TO THE VOYAGER SPACECRAFT
NASA is asking the public to compose a 60 character message for consideration by NASA and the voting public. The winning message will be beamed into interstellar space on the 40th anniversary of Voyager 1's launch, 9/5/77. Entries are due 8/15/17 by 11:59 p.m. EDT. I sent in an entry....I hope you will too.
Yesterday's blog had a link to a story about how the 'net in abuzz about this year's Perseid Meteor Shower being the greatest of all time...NOT! It will be a so-so shower as I wrote because of the Moon. This is an instance when the 'net propagates junk.
Sky Guy in VA