Jupiter and M44 the Beehive Cluster (Praesepe) in April 2015
Apr08

Jupiter and M44 the Beehive Cluster (Praesepe) in April 2015

Look high in the Southern skies (if you are in the Northern Hemisphere, look to the North if in the South) and you will see brilliant Jupiter shining brightly. To it’s left is the 1st magnitude star Regulus, which is the heart of Leo the Lion. If you draw a line from Regulus, through Jupiter you will arrive at The Beehive Star Cluster, in the constellation Cancer, the Crab. If you have decent vision, a dark, clear sky with good...

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Moon Venus and Mars
Feb21

Moon Venus and Mars

I grabbed a couple of quick shots last night, but alas only with my phone. You can see the Moon and Venus, but not Mars. The one after nightfall includes Lions Gate Bridge, which I think looks nice. Anyways, here they are....

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Amazing Shot of the ISS Transitting the Moon
Feb20

Amazing Shot of the ISS Transitting the Moon

This is an absolutely stunning image by German amateur astronomer Torsten Edelmann. When you consider how rapidly the space station goes through the field of view of the telescope/imaging setup you will understand how incredible this image is.   Here is a youtube video showing how rapidly the ISS blew by. Read how he did it and offer your congratulations here at Cloudy...

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Lecture; Planetary Resources, Space Rocks into Space Resources, with Chris Lewicki
Oct16

Lecture; Planetary Resources, Space Rocks into Space Resources, with Chris Lewicki

I had the great pleasure of attending a presentation by Chris Lewicki, President and Chief Engineer of Planetary Resources. He shared the companies vision of mining the resources on Near Earth Asteroids (NEA’s) and utilizing them for furthering humanities exploration, development and even settlement of space as well as using the precious metals extracted back here on Earth. Asteroids are composed of the materials left over from...

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Perseid Meteor Watch With the RASC at Aldergrove Lake Park
Aug12

Perseid Meteor Watch With the RASC at Aldergrove Lake Park

Come and join us at Aldergrove Lake Regional Park (Aldergrove BC) to view the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. The Moon doesn’t rise this year until well into the morning hours so this year should offer a spectacular show. RASC Vancouver members will be on hand with telescopes for everyone to look through at the stars and other celestial sites as well as offer their expert help on observing the meteor shower. Be aware that the park...

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