Saturday, May 30, 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 

EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2015

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

Watch the great race of Venus and Jupiter in June 2015

http://earthsky.org/?p=212674

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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