Category Archives: Space
Straight off the pages of a Syd Mead or Robert McCall art book, The Moon is the next mega-hotel/casino planned for Las Vegas. Instant 1970s-era retrofuture! Where’s my back issues of Omni Magazine? I am so there. [via Boing Boing]
Went to my usual spotting place on Lone Pine Canyon Rd. where the San Andreas Fault passes through Cajon Pass. Counted 80 meteors in the 40 or so minutes onsite (2:30 am – 3:10 am PST) and “hints” of a … Continue reading
If you’re getting ready for the Leonids shower on Monday night/Tuesday morning, here’s a handy Java-based calculator that can give you an idea of what to expect.
We’ve all seen the famous “inside the LEM” video of Apollo 11 making the first manned landing on the moon. Here are the other four (doesn’t have Apollo 15 up yet).
The Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley jam with the plasma waves and magnetic field emanations from Jupiter and Saturn as recorded by the Voyager spacecraft. First performance tomorrow night at the University of Iowa. [via DroneOn]
A lot of bloggers were commenting on the Minuteman III launch from Vanderberg last night. Anyway, if you were a subscriber to Brian Webb’s “Astronomy/Space Alert for Southern California” list, you would have been ready for it. Cool list. Great … Continue reading
Civilization may crumble, but Ferrari’s famous “Rosso Corsa” red paint will endure – on Mars. Representative of Rolls-Royce and Mercedes Benz were unavailable for comment on if they plan to send their distinctive hood ornaments into space. [via David Harris’ … Continue reading
Everyone is mentioning this story, so I’m obliged to join in. Asteroid 2002 NT7 is on a “collision course” with Earth with the closest approach on February 1, 2019. NT7’s orbit is still not refined enough to judge whether or … Continue reading
Neat profile of Dr. Donald Olson, a researcher at Southwest Texas State University, who pinpoints the time and place of paintings, photographs, historical events, art masterpieces, through astronomy.