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Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight Jan 3rd 2011!

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight Jan 3rd 2011!

Well our first event of the new year is set to explode on the scene and conditions look great. The Quadrantid Meteor Shower is generally active immediately with the start of each new year and promises about 60-120 meteors per hour during its peak night, which falls on the [Read More]

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]

Taurid Meteor Shower Peaks Nov 5th & 12th 2010

Taurid Meteor Shower Peaks Nov 5th & 12th 2010

The Taurid meteor shower is a rare two part storm. It is set to peak during the early morning hours (3-5 am) of November 5th and November 12th, 2010. Unfortunately it may be hard to see this first peak of the shower from Northern latitudes because the Taurus constellation, [Read More]

2010 Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks October 21st!

2010 Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks October 21st!

Dancing from the ashes of Halley’s Comet, the Orionid Meteor Shower is set to storm during the early morning hours (2-6 am) on Thursday morning October 21st (or Wednesday night depending how you think of it). The Orionids are a fairly predictable shower that produces [Read More]

Take a Picture and You May Win a $1300 Dobsonian‏ Telescope!

Take a Picture and You May Win a $1300 Dobsonian‏ Telescope!

Orion, a trusted name in telescope equipment, is having a free contest for a chance to win an XX12i IntelliScope Truss Tube Dobsonian‏. Per the site: “Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states except where prohibited by law. Contest is void in Puerto [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]

Northern Skies: Perseid Meteor Shower: 3-6am Fri Aug 13 2010

Northern Skies: Perseid Meteor Shower: 3-6am Fri Aug 13 2010

With a new moon on Aug 10, the Perseid Meteor Shower will offer dark skies for the casual observer. The best time to see the shower is usually early morning (i.e. 3-5 am) of August 13th (the evening of August 12th depending how you think about it), but occasional meteors [Read More]

A Glorious Dawn sung by Carl Sagan ft Stephen Hawking

A Glorious Dawn sung by Carl Sagan ft Stephen Hawking

Symphony of Science has produced an ongoing set of cool music videos using a voice synthesizer and actual dialog from various well known scientists, generally focusing on the great Carl Sagan, but also including such other greats as Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, [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]

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

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

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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]