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‘Astronomy News & Info’ Archives

Total Lunar Eclipse December 20-21st 2010 (Pacific-Eastern Time)

Total Lunar Eclipse December 20-21st 2010 (Pacific-Eastern Time)

Get your binoculars and camera warmed up and ready because this Tuesday is a Full Lunar Eclipse. Winter night skies are the best for this type of event since there is usually little cloud cover to block your view. This offers some great opportunities to view the moon. The [Read More]

Rocket to the Sun

Rocket to the Sun

NASA is planning a mission to the Sun, but don’t worry they’ll be flying at night. Frustrated by budget cuts, and angry about the end of the program, NASA has decided to give a whole new meaning to burning money. Ok, they are both bad jokes, but maybe if that [Read More]

Don’t Panic…It’s Just Two Near Earth Asteroids!?!

Don’t Panic…It’s Just Two Near Earth Asteroids!?!

Be afraid. Be very afraid… …or just get out a nice chair, a decent amateur telescope or binoculars, look up, and hope you see something. At around 9:51 Greenwich standard time (5:51 am EDT) Wednesday, an asteroid designated “2010 RX30” will pass [Read More]

Microsoft’s “WorldWide Telescope” Brings Astronomy Home

Microsoft’s “WorldWide Telescope” Brings Astronomy Home

A few days ago, I wrote about Binocular Astronomy, and how to observe the night sky as a beginner. That tutorial is intended to get you started on some of the basics and provide you with essential tools. As a plus to that some of you may have heard by now that Microsoft and [Read More]

Binocular Astronomy – Part II Tips & Resources

Binocular Astronomy – Part II Tips & Resources

Click here to read Binocular Astronomy – Part I: How Do I Start? Just some additional tips, which people often don’t realize: The moon is better to look at when it is not full. You can actually see the peaks and valleys much better because you eyes are less [Read More]

Binocular Astronomy – Part I: How Do I Start?

Binocular Astronomy – Part I: How Do I Start?

I consider myself to have been an amateur astronomer for a large part of my life now. It is a hobby that often seems lost on many people or as my friends daughter said “this takes too long!” True, astronomy is a slow hobby. You have to wait for the right [Read More]

Final NASA Launch Postponed to 2011

Final NASA Launch Postponed to 2011

By now you know the NASA Space Shuttle Program is being brought to a close. The final launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavor was planned for November of this year. The shuttle will bring spare parts and equipment to the International Space Shuttle. The good news here is that [Read More]

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Star Wars – The Blueprints Book

Star Wars – The Blueprints Book

Just when you thought you had every Star Wars collectible worth getting, a company called “Epic Ink” is [Read More]

Create Your Own Font with the Pilot Handwriting Tool

Create Your Own Font with the Pilot Handwriting Tool

With the advent of email and digital social media like Facebook and Twitter, it is becoming more and more rare to get [Read More]

Astronaut Barbie 1965 Replica – Why You Need to Buy It!

Astronaut Barbie 1965 Replica – Why You Need to Buy It!

Seems like a lot of older collectibles are being recreated and redistributed as vintage these days. Mattel recently [Read More]

AUCTION – Farscape Rygel Plush Figure – Own the Dominar of 600 Billion!

AUCTION – Farscape Rygel Plush Figure – Own the Dominar of 600 Billion!

We are auctioning off a 12 inch version of this rare plush figure on eBay ending Sunday Dec 18! Click the link to go to [Read More]

Jedi & Starfleet Bathrobes – Feel the Power (and the terrycloth)!

Jedi & Starfleet Bathrobes – Feel the Power (and the terrycloth)!

If you are like me you probably do your best thinking on the couch (or on the ceramic “bridge”) right after [Read More]