Get set for a most amazing space mission, as ROSETTA. Rosetta, reaches comet 67P and orbits the comet for many months. A small lander will be deployed to the comets surface in November of this year. Follow the latest with the ROSETTA mission here: http://sci.esa.int/rosetta/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_%28spacecraft%29
The closest of the Full Moon’s will take place on the evening of August 10th, as this Full Moon, will be the closest of 2014! The Moon will rise on the 10th and be some 221,800 miles from Earth. A Super Moon is when the Moon appears like this: If a full moon is closer [...]
The X-15 project, was one of the most amazing aerospace projects of all time! The technology of the 1960’s, helped to push a select number of pilots, “Astronauts”, to the edge of space! One of the pilots, was Maj. Pete Knight, who reached a maximum speed of Mach 6.72 ( 4,520 mph)…. a record that [...]
One of my passions, is to interview many of those that run or help to promote the many aviation museums in the nation. I had the honor of having as my special guest on the Dr.Sky Show, Rich Grinnell, of the Western Sky Aviation Museum, located in St. George, Utah. This is a great museum, [...]
The planet Saturn is now at opposition, rising at sunset and in our sky all night. This is the best time of the year to view Saturn and you can see some interesting detail, even in the smallest of telescopes. Saturn rises in the SE at sunset in Libra an is now, some 827,312,000 miles [...]
The possibility exists, for a new meteor shower/storm?; on the night of May 23rd into the 24th! This is ALL due to Earth’s interaction with material from Comet 209P/LINEAR which has passed the Earth on numerous occasions. If true, Dr.Sky suggests that you keep an eye on the sky, on the night of May 23rd…and [...]
The Missions Of The Space Shuttle Endeavour With the sad passing of America’s Space Shuttle program, I recently had the opportunity to interview, author, Robert A. Adamcik, on his new book on the life and times of the youngest Shuttle in the fleet, the ENDEAVOUR. Listen here to the story of this great spacecraft and [...]
Recently, I had the honor of interviewing, Mr. Charles Nichols, founder of the Yanks Air Museum, in Chino, California. This is a great museum, that houses many of the great aircraft from all ages of flight. Mr. Nichols was kind enough to take some time from his busy schedule and talk with me on the [...]
With the great Total Lunar Eclipse in April 2014, now is a good time to look at the other bright object in the SE sky at sunset…..Mars! Mars comes back to opposition on the night of April 8th and at that time, Mars will be at it’s brightest for the year! Mars will shine at [...]
Get set for a most amazing event in the skies! On the night of April 14/15 2014, a large portion of the western hemisphere will get to see a Total Lunar Eclipse. No one on Earth, has seen such an event, since 2011 and This eclipse, promises to be a great one, as long as [...]
Dr.Sky, had the honor of doing his other radio show, A CALL TO RIGHTS, heard on the big Independent Talk 1100 AM/ KFNX, out of Phoenix,Az., on Saturday March 15th 2014. This, in honor of the Luke AFB 2014, Open House- “Lightning In The Desert”….. This two hour LIVE show, was done, to get the [...]
The three spacecraft — two of which are fully operational and one of which is an experimental satellite — blasted off today (July 28) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, riding atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket.
Media are invited to learn about NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) airborne mission from scientists and pilots and see the remotely-piloted aircraft used in the study from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 11, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.