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Dr.Sky Visits A-12 Pilot Frank Murray


From the Dr.Sky files, comes yet, another great interview! Here I have the honor of interviewing one of the last surviving pilots of the A-12 aircraft……a single seat CIA, Mach 3.3 aircraft that was built by the great team of the Kelly Johnson and the Skunk Works. Here is pilot, Frank Murray and his story [...]

Astronomy & the Bible-The 4th Blood Moon


Astronomy & the Bible-The 4th Blood Moon Join us on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at NSCC 4pm-8 pm North Scottsdale Christian Church–28700 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ. 85266 (NW Corner of Dynamite & Pima Rd.) Friends and families welcome. Children Free, $5 per Adult donation! For information- or 602-818-8838 Total Lunar Eclipse/ Blood Moon/ [...]

Total Lunar Eclipse- September 27/28 2015


September 27th/28th 2015…….will be a night to remember! This will be the last major total eclipse of the Moon for most of America, till 2019! Over the past year or so, we have had a number of these rare events take place and you have a great opportunity to see this eclipse, if you live [...]

Dr.Sky & To Cover 2015/ Reno Air Races/ Air Show


It that time of year…get set for the 2015 Reno Air Races/ Air Show! Dr.Sky and will be there to cover ALL the action. Get set for some great interviews with many of the performers, celebrity guests and people that make this one of the greatest aviation events in the world!   Here is [...]

Your 2015 Dr.Sky Perseid Meteor Shower Update


2015, offers up what might be, one of the best meteor showers of the entire year! The mid August arrival of the Perseids, offer up some amazing things for you the sky watcher. With forecasts of up to as many as 100 meteors per hour, this year, 2015, may live up to these reports. The [...]


Noctilucent Clouds Appear In The Northern Hemisphere


With the advent of the Summer Solstice, just a few weeks away, observers in the northern hemisphere are once again seeing the elusive clouds, know as noctilucent clouds. Noctilucent, comes from the latin, meaning “Light Shining”. These are the highest clouds known and are some 50 miles above the surface of the Earth. May 19th [...]

New Horizons Mission Nears Pluto


Get set for an amazing encounter with Pluto, as the New Horizons spacecraft is set for a close pass with Pluto, on or about July 15th! The New Horizons spacecraft is unusual, in the fact that it has covered the distance between Earth and Pluto, in record time! Launched back on January 19th 2006, it [...]

Saturn Returns To Opposition May 22nd 2015


  The planet Saturn returns to opposition on the night of May 22nd. Saturn is the 6th planet from the Sun and at this years opposition, Saturn will be some 830,000,000 miles from Earth. At this distance, It takes light some 74 minutes to get to the ringed planet. The best views of Saturn, will [...]

Lyrid Meteor Shower To Peak This Week


Meteor season opens up for 2015, with the arrival of the first major meteor showers of the year! The Lyrid meteor shower is one of the oldest of the known showers and will peak during the night of April 22nd, into the morning of the 23rd. The meteors from this shower, come from an old [...]

Could Asteroid 2012 TC 4 Hit Earth October 12 2017 ?


An asteroid, some 40 or more meters in diameter is being looked at with great interest, as it will come very close to Earth in 2017! Just how close, is not really known at this time. The asteroid in question, is known as 2012 TC 4, which came close to Earth in 2012, with no [...]

Unique Total Lunar Eclipse/ April 4th 2015


A very unique eclipse of the Moon will take place on the early morning of April 4th 2015. The next in a series of total lunar eclipses, will be a must see event for observers in the mid to western USA and Pacific. This is the second eclipse of 2015, following the total solar eclipse [...]

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New Horizons: A Billion Miles to 2014 MU69

Planetary scientist Alan Stern continues his exclusive series of blogs with details of what awaits the New Horizons spacecraft when it reaches its next objective.

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WATCH LIVE @ 12:30 pm ET: Progress 61 Cargo Ship Launching to ISS

NASA will hold a live webcast at 11:30 a.m. ET (1430 GMT) today to discuss its Journey to Mars program and "The Martian." Then at 12:30 pm ET, the space agency webcasts Russia's Progress cargo ship launch live.

NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission

NASA has selected five science investigations for refinement during the next year as a first step in choosing one or two missions for flight opportunities as early as 2020. The submitted proposals would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids.