Category Archives: Amateur Astronomy

Dang! Missed it

Looks like a meteor lit up the skies around the East Coast last night. Excellent timing, considering the Congressional hearings on planetary defense this week. Reminds me of a time when there was a Congressional hearing on funding for space … Continue reading

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Second time is the Charm

I went out on Tuesday to try and snap a picture of PanSTARRS, and came up empty. Turns out, I didn’t wait long enough and wrongly expected the comet to be visible to the naked eye. Last night, I went … Continue reading

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Quite a day for Asteroid Defense Awareness!

What are the odds that the closest pre-predicted asteroid passing would be upstaged by an air burst impact? I was at my daughter’s school today, saying I’d be willing to talk to anyone who wanted to talk about the upcoming … Continue reading

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It’d be Better if it were Visible, but…

Next week’s close approach of asteroid 2012 D14 seems to be getting some fairly mainstream attention. News articles here and here, as well as live coverage of the event by Science Friday. A nice viewing opportunity for North America might … Continue reading

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Comet Watch: December

Comet Ison could put on quite a show, or it could be another in a string of dud comets that have potential to grace our skies, but flame out somewhere along their approach. We need to learn much more about … Continue reading

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I don’t Think they have Punch Cards…

The 5 meteorite craters you should visit in the US. We’ll hit the one in Kentucky during our 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Tour.

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Fireball in DC Metro Area

This morning, I was driving to work and saw a flash in the sky headed towards the rising sun. I realized later that it was probably part of the Geminids, but in the meantime, I reported it through the American … Continue reading

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Summer Astronomy

Some great sights adorning the skies in the coming days and weeks.

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Hope There are no Clouds…

For the super moon tonight. Of course, it’s kind of a shame that the moon will drown out the Eta Aquariids.

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Still Experiencing Technical Problems

My link generator is not working in WordPress, so I can’t link to interesting articles.  I still think this is related to a recent upgrade, but don’t have the time to run it down.  Quick list of stuff going on: … Continue reading

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