In case you missed the solar eclipse last weekend due to weather, bad placement on the Earth, or general life distractions, you can see lots and lots of pictures of it from generous people all over the world. One such collection can be found at Universe Today. My favorite came from UVa astro alum AlokContinue reading “OM NOM Sun”
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Feast your Eyes on the Universe
I’m in the last day of a meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico and will be heading back to my new home in Illinois tonight. Sadly, that means I’ll miss the annular eclipse that is about to happen, but I’ll be sure to make plans for the 2017 total eclipse that will be visible acrossContinue reading “Feast your Eyes on the Universe”
Oo! Look at the (Astro) Pretties!
Why yes, I am quoting Kaylee. I was going to include this gorgeous image in with a recent Discovery post, but it had nothing to do with the actual story. So, here it is for you to ogle… This ghostly image of the Orion Nebula was taken with the Spitzer Space Telescope in the infraredContinue reading “Oo! Look at the (Astro) Pretties!”
Lunar Goodness over CVille
UPDATE: Rocking great picture by Rachael from McCormick Observatory last night, on her Flickr page, with the awesome 6-inch Clark Refractor in the foreground. UPDATE Again (9/17): Rachael’s pic gets a kudos from UVa alumn, the Bad Astronomer. — I got a great twitter update from Nick in CVille saying that there was a MoonContinue reading “Lunar Goodness over CVille”
One day I’d love to see a solar eclipse…
… but for now, I’ll settle for the gorgeous pictures on APOD You can see the corona of the sun and the surface of the Moon from reflected Earthshine, in the same amazing photo!