SOFIA Telescope

Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Telescope

The SOFIA Telescope is a joint NASA and German Aerospace Center project to construct and maintain an airborne observatory. Designed as the successor to the Kuiper Airborne Observatory, SOFIA’s telescope saw first light on May 26, 2010. It will observe celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions,…


Armstrong Flight Research Center

Armstrong Flight Research Center

The Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center, sometimes abbreviated as AFRC, is NASA’s premier installation for atmospheric flight research. The Research Center is chartered to research, develop, verify and transfer advanced aeronautics, space and related…


Moon: an Illustrated History

Moon: An Illustrated History Book Review

Although there were a plethora of media such as books, movies and, TV shows that were created for 50th anniversary of the NASA moon landing, nobody provides a better overall story that Dr. David Warmflash…


Eyepieces

Telescope Eyepieces

Telescope Eyepieces are types of lens that are attached to a variety of optical telescope devices. When looking through the device, the lens that is closest to the eye that is considered the eyepiece. It…


2010’s

The 2010’s In Review

As the 2010’s come to a close, there are many things that can be said as the most important scientific advances of the decade. While we will leave those decisions to be determined by others,…


Quadrantids

Quadrantids Meteor Shower

Quadrantids Quick Facts Meteor Shower Dates: December 28 – January 12Peak Dates: ~January 1stPeak Meteor Shower Numbers: 60 to as many as 200 meteors per hour under perfect conditions.Best Viewing Times: Night and PreDarn HoursOriginating…


Lunar Eclipse space

Exciting 2020 Astronomical Events

Other than the typical meteor showers, equinoxes, conjunctions, and flybys, exciting astronomical events of 2020 include several SuperMoons and Lunar Eclipses in visible in the Pacific Northwest! SuperMoons Of 2020 It looks like there will…


space conferences

Space Conferences In The Pacific Northwest 2020

There look to be 2 big name space conferences that are being held in the Pacific Northwest area. These conferences will definitely have a Pacific Northwest feel as will most of the major conferences. Although…


planetary exploration

Planetary Exploration In 2020

2020 is going to be an exciting year in planetary exploration with missions to Mars, the Moon, and 2 sample return missions. 4 Mars missions are planned, which are scheduled to bring to Mars–3 rovers,…


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Solar Eclipses

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, and the moon casts a shadow over Earth. A solar eclipse can only take place at the phase of new moon, when…