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…


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 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Geminids Meteor Shower Meteor Showers

Geminids Meteor Shower

Geminids Quick Facts Geminds Meteor Shower Dates: December 4-17Peak Dates: Mid-DecemberPeak Meteor Showers: 120 under perfect conditionsBest Viewing Times: All night during peak starting at 9-10pmOriginating Constellation: Gemini Summary Although not as well known nor…

December Solstice

December Solstice

Occurring on either December 21 or December 22, the December Solstice is the winder solstice for the Northern Hemisphere, which signals the first day of winter. In the Southern Hemisphere, the solstice signals the first…

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Lunar Surface Detail Observations

The moon is the closest celestial object to Earth and one of the largest objects in the sky. It is hard to believe that it has been 50 years since man landed on its surface….