Blue Moon

Could have been last night, could be tonight….take your pick, as Full Moon was at about 9:30 this morning, right in between the two nights.  These days the second Full Moon of a month is often called a Blue Moon, … Continue reading

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One small step, one giant of a man

Like so many of my generation, I was glued to the TV screen to watch those grainy images of Neil Armstrong actually stepping out onto the Moon.  Science fiction was becoming reality, and I was still just nine years old.  … Continue reading

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Bothered?

Some things, I just don’t notice. Maybe I’m so used to being in the minority as a woman in astronomy that I just don’t usually see it anymore.  Or maybe when I’m doing things I just don’t think about what … Continue reading

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Meteor showers

Somewhere, someone is looking at the Perseid meteor shower….just not so much here in Nashville. We were out last night at a park south of town, good weather, no Moon….still couldn’t see very much.  Yeah, a few bright guys, but … Continue reading

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Why housework?

What I’d rather be doing…..looking at all the cool pictures coming down from from Curiosity: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/images/PIA16021_malin_05_heatshield-br2.jpg Alas, what have I been doing the last two days? Hopefully I can now get back to Mars….  

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Getting closer

One day. 24 hours. 195,000 miles. Speed 8,048 mph and rising. Gonna be a long evening tomorrow!

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Curiosity

No, not that most human attribute we share with cats… The better name for the Mars Science Laboratory, which at the moment (checking) is 220,900 miles from Mars. Headed for a landing in just under 27 hours…..so we are all … Continue reading

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Busy month

Coming back, lots to do….after the 4th, prepping for International Planetarium Conference and then holding down the fort while folks are gone for that, then planning and going back to Tempe to settle Danika in her apartment for the start … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 24

All epic journeys come to an end.  Perhaps then it was appropriate to follow a path that others had taken on their journeys.  We left Jackson, Mississippi and headed northeast along the Natchez Trace Parkway. The Natchez Trace is a … Continue reading

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