Friday, September 02, 2011

Great blog by Michael Bakich-Astronomy Magazine

All about the Northwoods Star Fest last weekend. It was so cool we are all still talking about it!        Here's the link: http://bit.ly/rq9wgY

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How a distant black hole devoured a star

How a distant black hole devoured a star

Mechanism links substance abuse with vulnerability to depression

Mechanism links substance abuse with vulnerability to depression

Northwoods Starfest 2011

Will be attending the starfest this weekend. Stay tuned for pictures and updates from the site!

Mike Brown's Planets: The death of the 10th planet

Mike Brown's Planets: The death of the 10th planet: A remembrance of 5 years ago, today, excerpted from How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming As an astronomer, I have long had a profes...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Come pull an "ALL NIGHTER" with us at Astronomy.FM!




Come pull an "ALL NIGHTER" with us at Astronomy.FM!
While in the U.S., March Madness is often associated with the sport of basketball... to astronomers around the world; March marks the start of a brief season where you can possibly view all or most of the Messier objects in a single night, from a single location.

Global Rent-A-Scope has installed a new video camera system, which will see first public light as part of Astronomy.FM's March Madness Messier Marathon to be held LIVE starting at dusk on March 27, 2010 - 7pm MDT (9PM EDT, March 28 at 0100 GMT) - and will continue until dawn.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010



A dramatic 3D Mars view based on terrain modeling from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter data shows "highs and lows" of Mojave Crater.This enhanced view shows material that has ponded and is backed up behind massive blocks of bedrock in the crater's terrace walls. Hundreds of Martian impact craters have similar ponding with pitted surfaces. Scientists believe these "pitted ponds" are created when material melted by the crater-causing impacts is captured behind the wall terraces.

Mojave Crater, one of the freshest large craters on Mars, is about 60 kilometers (37 miles) in diameter. In a sense, it is like the Rosetta Stone of Martian craters, because it is so fresh. Other craters of this size generally have already been affected by erosion, sediment and other geologic process. Fresh craters like Mohave reveal information about the impact process, including ejecta, melting and deposits.