Earth Venture program

NASA Announces 5 New Earth Venture Missions

Investigating and then understanding fundamental processes that impact humanity and the environment are crucial aspects of research for NASA and the scientific community. The data and information collected from these missions, plus the unique vantage…

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fall astronomical targets

Top 5 Most Reliable Fall Astronomical Targets

Fall can always be a tough time in the Pacific Northwest with varying temperatures, cloudy and wet weather, and the potential for a wide variety of weather in a short period of time to make…


NEOWISE

Viewing Comet NEOWISE

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), or Comet NEOWISE, is a retrograde comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered on March 27, 2020 by the NEOWISE space telescope. It passed closest to the Sun on July 3, 2020 at…



Lunisolar Calendar

Lunisolar Calendar

Used by many cultural s throughout history, lunisolar calendars are used to indicate the date in the form of both the Moon phase and the time of the solar year. It is worth noting that the use of…


Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Lunar Calendars

July 5 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

As mentioned in the moon phases article, a penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not…


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Star Party Resources

For those looking for star party resources including where locations in the Pacific Northwest, volunteering resources, or ideas for your party, here is a collection of articles. These star parties are gatherings of amateur astronomers for the purpose…


Eta Aquirids Meteor Showers

Meteor Shower Viewing Guide

Over the course of the year, there are many meteor showers visible to the people. A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate, or originate, from one…


Lunar

Lunar Gallery

Take a look at the best lunar photographs taken by the team! Enjoy these gems, which includes a supermoon, full moon, and more. After taking a few shots this week, which can be found here,…


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Star Party Ideas

Looking for star party ideas? Looking to change up the star party viewing targets? Trying to get the public interested in a new star party or interested in attending? Don’t worry, we have you covered…


Astronomical League Astronomical League Observing Programs

Astronomical League Observing Programs And Awards

In a prior article, we discussed the Astronomical League, so those looking for some information about the league should check that out. Todays article is going to discuss one way that amateur astronomers can get…