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 […]
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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, […]
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 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- firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-818-8838 Total Lunar Eclipse/ Blood Moon/ […]
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 […]
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A Russian cargo ship currently docked to the International Space Station will undock for a short test flight on Friday, July 1. NASA Television coverage will begin at 1:15 a.m. EDT.