Today we look at some of the many ways that we see light. The quick bright streak of a meteor, the faint fuzzy tail of a comet, the warm glow of our own Sun… these are all examples of things we see in the sky because they shine with light. But each object has a […]
We got our hands on an Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) “OneSky” telescope, and since it’s raining, Pamela put it together. She was expecting it to be an IKEA-like “screw this, insert that” kind of process, but… it wasn’t! The hardest part was figuring out what magic was needed to free it from its foam! Visit […]
This week we’re joined by special guests Travis Rector, Kimberly Arcand, and Meghan Watzke. This trio will talk to us about how the colors of the universe are captured in images across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Learn more here: www.coloringtheuniverse.com
Special guest Robert Sparks (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) joins us to talk about this year’s White House Star Party and how telescopes and star parties can create an addiction to astronomy!
One of my favorite things to do with students in the late fall is to take them outside and point first to the Orion nebula, then to the Pleiades, and finally to the Hyades cluster, saying “these are snap shots in the evolution of open clusters.” Each of these systems is the home of young […]