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Celebration of Space - November 26, 2021

Entry Date: Nov 26, 2021

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Overnight tonight (Friday, November 26, 2021) the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter spacecraft will make a super close fly-by of Earth. In doing so, the Solar Orbiter will perform a gravity assist maneuver to modify its orbit to direct it t... more
Celebration of Space - November 19, 2021

Entry Date: Nov 19, 2021

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Now that the new PlaneWave CDK600 24 inch telescope is operational, we are ready to point it to the sky and see what the cosmos has to offer. Over the remainder of November and the first half of December, we will be hosting our First Light Celebration,... more
Celebration of Space - November 12, 2021

Entry Date: Nov 12, 2021

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Last week we wrote about Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard, and the prospects for it to become naked-eye visible in the early morning sky. Well comet Leonard continues to increase in brightness, and will likely become easily visible in binoculars and small teles... more
Celebration of Space - November 5, 2021

Entry Date: Nov 5, 2021

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Overnight last night, the annual Southern Taurid Meteor Shower peaked, bringing with it a meager increase of 5 meteors per hour in regular meteor activity. But it’s not the peak rates that make the Taurid meteor showers awesome, it’s the fireball m... more