Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando. Filmed by Mark Bennett.
FEBRUARY WRAP UP February 28, 2017 On February 22, 2017, NASA announced that it’s Spitzer Space Telescope had revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likelyRead More
Join me as I take a tour of Walt’s Barn in Los Angeles California.Read More
“RING of Fire” February 26, 3017 On February 26, 2017, an annular eclipse will take place over the Southern Hemisphere. This event will occur along a very narrow path that starts over the South Pacific Ocean, crossing South America, the Atlantic Ocean and will end in Africa. A much larger swath of the world canRead More
Jan 22, 2017 January 6, 2017, NASA announced that the HUBBLE telescope captured what are believed to be comets plunging into the star HD 172555, which resides 95 light-years from Earth. The comets were not seen directly around the star. Astronomers inferred their presence when they used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to detect gas thatRead More
Astronomers at Caltech announced earlier in 2016, that they have solid theoretical evidence that there is a giant, ninth major planet in our outer solar system. What they have nicknamed, “PLANET NINE,” move in what they call a “bizarre, highly elongated orbit.” If it is confirmed, Planet 9 has a mass about 10 times thatRead More
On the night of January 2, 2017 and the early hours of January 3, there will be a possible meteor shower. The Quadrantids, the annual meteor shower, occurs every year, on the first week of January.
Right now is the time to watch out for Ursid meteors, which occurs each year around the Winter Solstice. The peak will probably happen on December 21st, the best hours will be just before dawn on December 22nd. You could see as many as 100 meteors per hour, but only in short burst. The best viewingRead More
#CYGNSS On the morning of December 15, 2016 at 8:37 AM EST, NASA launched a constellation of eight small satellites from a single launch vehicle, an Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket, from Orbital’s modified Lockheed L1011. The CYGNSS (Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System) mission is designed to help Hurricane forecasters to better understand and forecastRead More
#Geminids 2016 Dec 11, 2016 On the night of December 11th, 2016, you might be lucky enough to see some meteors as the 2016 Geminid Meteor Shower begins. http://earthsky.org/tonight/december-…Read More