Monday, November 12, 2018

ONE OF THE OLDEST STARS KNOWN

Hey Space Placers!

Here is the story about one of the oldest stars known. It is also the current record holder for the star with the fewest heavy elements which means it is OLD - perhaps forming with the first generation of stars after the Big Bang.

As a red dwarf star it will live for TRILLIONS of years.



Sky Guy in the Pacific

Sunday, November 11, 2018

SKY GUY VIEWING ALERT 11/11/18 MOON AND SATURN, TAURID METEORS

Hey Space Placers!

Still with me?

I really am sorry to have gone silent the past week or so but I was under deadline to do the final proofs for my book which I just sent off last night - YAY!!!!!



The book is supposed to be out Nov. 27, 2018. If you like the sea and sky this book is for you.

Tonight the waxing crescent Moon and Saturn will be close to one another in the SW after sunset and will be the first pic I post on my 18 day cruise on Holland America's Eurodam from San Diego to Hawaii and back.

Also be on the lookout for Taurid Meteors.

Sky Guy Soon To Be Underway

Monday, November 5, 2018

Space Weather

Hey Space Placers!

I've been off planet reviewing the final proofs of my book the past week and have 1 week more to go.

Here is an article that discusses space weather  and a new ESA mission to provide alerts.

Space weather affects our daily lives in a variety of ways. Adding a new mission to monitor the Sun and the space weather it generates will go a long way in helping to protect our technologies and ourselves.

Sky Guy in VA

Friday, November 2, 2018

SOYUZ ACCIDENT VIDEO - GO FOR 12/3/18 LAUNCH

Hey Space Placers!

Here is the incredible video showing the October 11, 2018 accident of the Soyuz MS-10 launch that I blogged about previously.



More details on the accident are here. The article also states that the next crew launch to the International Space Station will take place on December 3rd.

Sky Guy in VA