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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Messier 4

Messier 4

This review of Messier 4 is to provide details about the observational history, details about how to find it in the sky, what the object could look like in your scope, and potential astrophotography options…


National Park Stargazing International Dark Sky Places Dark Sky

International Dark Sky Places Program

With the recent distinction of Sunriver, Oregon being chosen as an “International Dark Sky Place,” we decided to do what we do best–compile resources and provide maps. In this form, what we will be doing…


Hubble Space Telescope Observatory Location

Observatory Location: Ground, Sky, Or Satellite

Where are the best places to have an observatory? What are the positives and negatives of placing a telescope in the atmosphere versus the ground versus an airborne telescope? We will take a look at…


Light Spectrum

The Different Spectrum Of Light

Light spectrum is the many different wavelengths of energy produced by a light source. Light is measured in nanometers, abbreviated to nm. Each nanometer represents a wavelength of light or band of light energy. Visible light is the part of the spectrum from 380nm to 780nm. These light…


Messier 3

Messier 3

This review of Messier 3 is to provide details about the observational history, details about how to find it in the sky, what the object could look like in your scope, and potential astrophotography options…


Astronomers Without Borders

Astronomers Without Borders

Founded in 2007, Astronomers Without Borders is a U.S.-based organization founded by Mike Simmons and Anousheh Ansari. Astronomers Without Borders is dedicated to spreading astronomy throughout the world, by getting people in developed countries to sponsor the purchase of equipment…


Rocket Launch

Rocket Launch Tips And Tricks

Recently, we braved the elements and safely travelled to Florida to attend the Mars2020 launch of the NASA Perseverance Rover. Launched on Thursday July 30th, 2020 at 7:58am Eastern time, which is 4:58PM, upon Atlas…


Messier 2

Messier 2

This review of Messier 2 is to provide details about the observational history, details about how to find it in the sky, what the object could look like in your scope, and potential astrophotography options…


Asteroid Mining

What is Asteroid Mining? It’s a very novel concept and could have some positive upsides in the future. But there are currently a few hurdles that have to be crossed before asteroids and other space…