Another great night for viewing our neighboring planets

The moon and Jupiter circled from my iPhone on Sunday night July 22, 2018 I have fond memories of sitting out with Katelyn when she would get out her telescope

Failed asteroid gazing leads to staring at Saturn and Jupiter

…to have a telescope (hint – to my spacecamp daughter!)   Actually I was attempting to get a glimpse of the asteroid 4 Vesta, which is the second largest in the…

Memories: Deep Impact Mission inside Comet Tempel 1 #TBT

…the sciences at school, she also saved her own money to buy a high quality telescope. She spent many evenings (early morning too) blanketed up in the backyard looking up…

Spectacular images from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope

Having an interest and studying a little bit of astronomy with my daughter when she was a teenager, I can’t help but share this spectacular Hubble Space Telescope image from…

Space Shuttle Discovery takes a final ride to Washington DC

…impressive decade plus of flights and triumphs in building the space station, telescopes, launching satellites and performing experiments. Enough so that after touring Kennedy Space Center on our family vacation…

NASA sends Space Shuttle Discovery to space for the last time

…include delivering the Hubble Space Telescope to orbit, carrying the first Russian cosmonaut to launch on a U.S. spaceship, performing the first rendezvous with the Russian space station Mir with…

Shuttle Altlantis STS-125 scheduled for lift-off at 2PM EST

The shuttle Shuttle Atlantis sits on launch pad 39A (photo right) as the crew of STS-125 rests for an ambitious mission to service NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope this week. The…

Shuttle Endeavour returns safely to Florida

…astronaut Garrett Reisman. NASA plans 10 additional missions to the Space Station before retiring the shuttle fleet in 2010. The next planned mission is to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope

Hawaii Trip Wrap up: Part 1

…are. The one above is the Subaru Observatory built by the Japanese. There were many others including huge radio telescope dishes that sit on what looks to be an alien…

PacMen of the Galaxy

…using a variety of telescopes, including the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes. The Spitzer image was taken April 4, 2004; the 2MASS image (above) on July 4, 1999. (click here…

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.