Category Archives: Comets

No, Chicken Little, the Sky is Not Falling

My topic for discussion this week will attempt to answer the question: Why do astronomers believe that the debris that creates many isolated meteors comes from asteroids, whereas the debris that creates meteor showers is related to comets? But first, … Continue reading

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Gas Giant Genesis

Which giant planet formed first? Short answer:  Jupiter Long answer:  Still Jupiter, but let’s dive in and take a more detailed look. Birth of a Gas Giant A long time ago in a solar system very near you, just 1 … Continue reading

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Full Moon Merry Christmas

Tomorrow, just after six o’clock in the morning and just as the sun is rising, we’ll experience the first full moon to occur on Christmas Day since 1977.  I wasn’t even in high school yet in 1977 (although my husband … Continue reading

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Look Up KC – See Comet Lovejoy This Friday Evening

Reposted from the Astronomical Society of Kansas City‘s Powell Observatory web page: Powell Observatory will be open to the public for viewing of Comet Lovejoy from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday, January 23rd, 2015.  Naked eye, binocular and telescopic … Continue reading

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Tom J Martinez PhotoBlog: Comet Lovejoy near the Plieades

http://tomjmartinez.blogspot.com/2015/01/comet-lovejoy-near-plieades.html?m=1 Awesome photo taken by astrophotographer Tom Martinez over the weekend. I observed the comet several times with binoculars. Come down to Powell Observatory this Friday night to see the comet and other astronomical wonders. Posted from WordPress for Android … Continue reading

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https://plus.google.com/app/basic/events/c8t7i5dbr1k50oq89giloiqe8rc Hangout with Nasa and watch Ison slingshot around the sun. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Article: Two Comets on a Moonlit Morning

Two Comets on a Moonlit Morning http://tomjmartinez.blogspot.com/2013/11/two-comets-on-moonlit-morning.html Sharing fellow ASKC member and exceptional astrophotographer Tom Martinez latest Comet Ison photo from earlier this week at Powell Observatory. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. … Continue reading

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