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 […]
Probe gets closest to Pluto in history
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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- email@example.com 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 […]
It that time of year…get set for the 2015 Reno Air Races/ Air Show! Dr.Sky and Photorecon.net 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The editors of Sky & Telescope make every effort to provide accurate information, but errors do sometimes slip through. We correct all mistakes online as well as printing corrections in the magazine. So if you see something questionable in the magazine, check SkyandTelescope.com/Errata to see if it's a known problem. This article lists all known errors in issues of Sky & Telescope for 2016. See also the errata for 2014 […]
SpaceX may try to make history with its next launch later this month, returning its rocket to a landing pad rather than an ocean-based platform, a NASA official said today (Dec. 1).
NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK has set Thursday, Dec. 3, for the launch of its fourth contracted mission to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. EST.