As you know, I am a massive fan of the Hale Telescope at Palomar Mountain. I really miss going up and being a tour guide (docent), but have such a low tolerance for political games….. Anyway, one of the many things I enjoyed telling people about on my tour was how she’s an old massive… Continue reading She’s an old workhorse doing bleeding edge science – Hale Telescope
There are a few companies that are very close to taking your money and hauling your backside into space or near space… In some cases, you can actually get into weightlessness…. The thing is, with all those options, they all involve a rocket of some kind…. While this might be exciting for some, I would… Continue reading Near the edge of space
Really cool story about a bunch of Aussies that found a meteorite. http://www.cnet.com/news/4-5-billion-year-old-miracle-meteorite-saved-from-australian-outback/#ftag=CAD590a51e It all starts with a fancy camera system operated by Curtin University’s Desert Fireball Network team. A group of 32 remote cameras dotted across the outback keep an eye out for falling meteorites in hopes of tracking their trajectories and aiding in… Continue reading The sky is falling
Not often I am so totally stuck by a video….. This one is just amazing. Worth every minute.
This should not have surprised me as much as it did….. http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/08/17/artificial-meteor-showers-a-possibility-for-tokyo-olympics-opening-ceremony/ In recent months there have been a few snags with the preparations for the 2020 Olympic games to be held in Tokyo. Poorly planned stadiums and allegations of copyright infringement have really been taking the wind out of everyone’s sails for what is… Continue reading Meteor showers to order – whaaaa?