Wave at the Nice Astronauts!

Did you know that you can see the International Space Station with the naked eye? It’s actually quite bright! Space.com reports on some great opportunities to see the ISS from North America and Europe over the next few weeks. They include a recommendation for http://www.heavens-above.com for figuring out your viewing times. On the home page,Continue reading “Wave at the Nice Astronauts!”

Seeing Aurora with Radio Eyes

Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute recently wrote a very cool article about the radio signals corresponding to aurora as possible indicators of Earth-like planets. His methods of explaining the geophysical phenomena and astronomical techniques are witty and informative. He truly makes me happy for never using the word “listen” to refer to radio astronomy.Continue reading “Seeing Aurora with Radio Eyes”