Thursday, May 14, 2015

Summer Activity: The Sky Is Cheap Entertainment

Perseid meteor shower.

We lived in Hawaii at Hickam AFB for several years, and the list of advantages to that is long--but one that stands out is the clarity of skyviewing.  The Honolulu newspaper had a wonderful weekly section on astronomy, and what to look for in the nightsky. I was hooked. Now we can check out earthsky.org

Everything you need to know: Perseid meteor shower

http://earthsky.org/ 

May 2015 guide to the five visible planets

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

Best photos of Apollo 11 and first footsteps on moon

http://earthsky.org/space/this-date-in-science-first-human-footsteps-on-the-moon 

 
Buzz Aldrin becomes the second man on the moon, July 20, 1969.

 

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