This is a great infographic on the kinds of planets we now know exist, and an idea of how much of the galaxy we can actually look at to find these. Very cool to be living at a time when the discovery of planets around other stars is now an every day event.
Source: SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration
This amazing picture was taken in the AM over in Australia in the last day. Comet Lovejoy, which became the closest sun grazing comet ever observed, managed to survive it’s trip into the sun, and is now flaring up as it comes away. It’s now a naked eye even in the southern hemisphere, who always seem to get the good stuff.
Read more about the image here.
An amazing look at our planet earth from the ISS, as a timelapse video. Make sure to run it full screen to get the full mind blowing effect.
The vimeo page has the details on what’s being shown.
Slightly over a month away, I’m starting to gear up on one of the biggest MHAA events of the year. Last year we had about 100 guests come to our Observe the Moon event at Vassar Farms, so I’m hoping we’ll top that this year.
More details on the MHAA website. Also, if you are in the area, please consider printing out a couple of fliers and sticking them up where they’ll be seen.