Liquid water

Question: How many places in the Solar System can you watch water just fall out of the sky? Earth. (right here, today) On Mars we’ve seen snow, maybe it was water maybe CO2, but so far, only on this planet … Continue reading

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Artemis and Venus

Usually, when there is a pretty lineup of planets and/or the Moon in the sky, we are pretty much guaranteed a cloudy sky.  So with rain in the forecast, I was pleasantly surprised to see this last night: There’s a … Continue reading

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Dark Moon

The “new moon” when the dark side of the Moon faces us is favored for astromony…no pesky light pollution from the moon all night!  So new telescope, dark moon,……thunderstorms. Yeah, that’s right….January, and thunderstorms.  Blame us for having the new … Continue reading

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Station and Moon

Well, yes, it’s cold….but still, a pretty station pass AND a clear night is a good reason to go out.  I should remember NOT to put the Moon near the center of the frame, but hard to do when I … Continue reading

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Football and Astronomy

Well, I feel sorry if you didn’t just watch the Stanford / Oklahoma State football game…..that was the National Championship right there.  Yeah, I know they were ranked 3 and 4…..but unbelievably well matched, great playing on both sides.  Really … Continue reading

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