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Discover the impact of meteors with Dr. Kring on Asteroid Day
June 24, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

On Feb. 15, 2013, with no warning, an asteroid 20 meters in diameter and weighing more than the Eiffel Tower plunged into the Earth’s atmosphere over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk at speeds in excess of 19 kilometers per second. At such a high speed, the 14,000-ton object exploded at altitude, creating a flash 30 […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: March 2013
March 4, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is almost overhead at dusk, but now a little toward the west. Face high in the west at dusk and look for the brightest thing there (unless the Moon is also there), as Jupiter outshines all stars we ever see at night. Saturn remains in the morning sky this month.  Look for it in […]

See Comet Hartley 2!
October 19, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Perhaps you were able to observe Comet McNaught this past June and July.  In case you missed that comet, however, another brighter than average comet has approached the Earth this October. Comet Hartley 2 is now visible in binoculars, and could be a naked-eye object around the time of its closest approach to Earth on October 20. […]

Early Risers: You’re In For A Treat! June brings Blazing Comet & Lunar Eclipse
June 21, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Are you an early riser and up before the crack of dawn?  If so, I encourage you to look up as you pick up that morning paper as there are two special treats in the June 2010 morning sky. photo credit: c.j.b In January 2007, a brilliant comet, known as Comet McNaught dazzled observers in the […]


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