Meteor season is here! Get set for what might be; one of the best meteor showers of the entire year! The 2016 Perseids are peaking later this week, with the potential of a very unique, “outburst”; from particles that have been moved closer to Earth, by Jupiter! The meteor streams of 1079AD, 1479 AD and […]
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After a nearly five year journey, JUNO has arrived at the giant planet Jupiter! This is a most amazing mission and one that will reveal an amazing amount of information about how Jupiter was formed, when it was formed and the mystery of what lies below the clouds of Jupiter. Launched back in August […]
Mars, the red god of war, reached opposition on May 22nd! Mars will then continue to move closer to Earth and will be the closest to Earth in some 11 years, on May 30th. At that time, Mars will be some 46,777,481 miles from Earth! This is a close opposition for Mars and those with […]
Get set for a rather rare transit of the planet Mercury on Monday, May 9th 2016!We have not had a Mercury transit for a number of years and now is the time to prepare for this exciting event! CAUTION- Do NOT stare at the Sun without proper eye protection!The best method to view this transit […]
North Korea launches a ballistic type missile and claims that it has launched a satellite into Earth orbit. A rocket launch occurred on Sunday, at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station. The Kwangmyonsong rocket, lifted off the pad and is reported to have placed a small Earth observation satellite; the Kwangmyonsong-4 payload, into orbit! Reports from […]
(Click to Open) Join Dr.Sky for his 60th birthday celebration on the Dolly Steamboat on Canyon Lake…January 30th. Limited seating for this night sky adventure! Sign up by January 7th 2016! Happy New Year!
For the longest time, mankind has reached for the stars, by building larger and larger telescopes, to peer out into the vast unknown! The major problem for all telescope designs, is being able to cut through the Earth’s thick atmosphere and still acquire quality image of faint celestial objects. In the early part of the […]
Welcome to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy- SOFIA The NASA/ SOFIA 747 is a most impressive aircraft and the science behind this aircraft is most amazing! Members of the Dr.Sky team, as well as members of our other aviation and space related web team; Photorecon.net; have been invited to experience a true SOFIA mission, […]
A nova in Sagittarius, discovered a few nights ago by a Japanese amateur, has become bright enough to see in binoculars. Just in the nick for time — at least for northern observers — a bright nova has been discovered in Sagittarius. I say nick of time because the constellation is sinking in the southwestern sky right after dusk, affording only a short viewing window from mid-northern latitudes. But a […]
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SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk provided some additional details Oct. 23 about a Mars transportation system he unveiled last month, including plans to test in the near future one of its key technologies.
Via a NASA-led citizen science project, eight people with no formal training in astrophysics helped discover what could be a fruitful new place to search for planets outside our solar system – a large disk of gas and dust encircling a star known as a circumstellar disk.