solar-eclipse

solar eclipse

Go Stargazing! June Edition
June 2, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Size comparison of terrestrial planets (left to right): Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars Saturn is now in the south southwest at dusk.  Look just to the west of due south, about 2/3 of the way up from the horizon to the zenith, and you will see Saturn in the sky. Venus remains high in the […]

Partial Eclipse of the Eclipse: Report from Shanghai
August 24, 2009 · 2 Comments

In July 2009, I had a rare opportunity to travel with an HMNS sponsored tour group to the path of a solar eclipse. That eclipse occurred the morning of July 22, 2009, and was visible in Asia and the Pacific. Unfortunately, clouds marred the event as seen from our location just outside Shanghai. But since […]

Go Stargazing! January Edition
January 6, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Mercury and Jupiter begin this month together low in the southwest at dusk.  The two were side by side on New Year’s Eve; now Mercury is slightly higher in the sky than Jupiter.  Mercury is at greatest elongation (apparent distance from the Sun in our sky), and therefore highest above the southwest horizon, on January […]

Olympics withdrawal got you down?
September 1, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: chumsdock Are you suffering from Olympics withdrawal? Take your own travel adventure to China with the Houston Museum of Natural Science. In less than a year, you can travel to China to see the most famous attractions of the country AND the longest total solar eclipse of the century. The Olympics have shown […]



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