Category Archives: Astronomy and Space

KinzuaKid Does Science

I heard recently there’s this eclipse thing coming on August 21 and while I’m going to be doing much the same as Randall Munroe’s character on the street (staring mouth agape at awesomeness) I’ll be pretending a bit at some actual … Continue reading

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Apollo 17, 40th Anniversary

I have another space and science nut friend (he’s the pilot geek, I’m the astronomy geek) who asked if I would be interested in attending this event at the San Diego Air and Space Museum on December 1. Nerdgasm!  I … Continue reading

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ArduSat – By the numbers

676 Backers $106,330 pledged against a… $35,000 goal via ArduSat – Your Arduino Experiment in Space by ppl4world — Kickstarter. I’ve written about this twice before. Here, and here.  With this kind of support the ArduSat team can launch a … Continue reading

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xkcd: Exoplanets

xkcd: Exoplanets. How do I miss these things?

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Update: ArduSat Funded!

Remember this from a couple days ago?  Yeah, well they hit their goal to launch the satellite! ArduSat – Your Arduino Experiment in Space by ppl4world » Comments — Kickstarter. What’s more, they still have 22 days to go.  If … Continue reading

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Get your experiment into space!

The awesome this is cannot be overstated.  Discover Magazine is contributing to a project (and a contest) to help the public create and run experiments on a bona fide satellite to be launched into space.  The KickStarter project aims to … Continue reading

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Venus Transit, Preview, and a How-To

A quick and dirty preview of the upcoming Venus Transit tonight.  It doesn’t compare to the awesome simulator you see here, but I’m just an amateur sky watching hack. Sincere apologies for the awful quality of my video.  The simulator … Continue reading

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Now THIS is a nursery…

Space, put in its proper perspective, never fails to be awe inspiring.  Since I make you suffer with links to my crappy astro pics, enjoy something from the astronomy of the year: Birth of a Star And when you’re done … Continue reading

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Dragon is: CAPTURED!

Dragon is approaching the space station – UPDATED: CAPTURED! | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine. Awesome.  Just awesome.  I’ve been watching SpaceX for a long time and was a little concerned when they had to abort a launch recently due … Continue reading

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APOD: 2012 May 24 – All the Water on Europa

APOD: 2012 May 24 – All the Water on Europa. I love these “universe to scale” pictures.  You will, too.  It is difficult to accept when you first see the scale of the Earth and the tiny little bubble of … Continue reading

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