Tag Archives: Mars

Look West After Sunset Tomorrow Evening

I probably won’t get to see this.  Snow is forecast for this afternoon in the KC metro area and continuing cloud cover for the next couple of days.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed and my eyes on the western horizon … Continue reading

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The Seven Wonders of the Solar System

http://io9.com/the-seven-wonders-of-the-solar-system-1600220388 Some suggestions for a superlative list of solar system wonders. My list off the top of my head: 1. Saturn’s rings 2. Jupiter’s red spot 3. Mars’ Olympic Mons 4. Io 5. Titan 6. Uranus for being axially contrary … Continue reading

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Article: Google Just Added Maps For Mars And The Moon, And The Level Of Detail Is Stunning

Google Just Added Maps For Mars And The Moon, And The Level Of Detail Is Stunning http://www.businessinsider.com/google-just-added-maps-for-mars-and-the-moon-and-the-level-of-detail-is-stunning-2014-8 I wonder how long before Mercury will be added to the list?  Or perhaps the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Posted from WordPress … Continue reading

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Moon Passes Near Both Mars and Saturn this Week

Yesterday, I saw a post via Sky & Telescope’s Facebook feed that reminded me to get out my telescope. This week, starting tomorrow, you don’t need a telescope to see something amazing. Saturday after sunset, look to the south to … Continue reading

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Tom J Martinez PhotoBlog: Blood Moon and Great Blue Heron

http://tomjmartinez.blogspot.com/2014/04/blood-moon-and-great-blue-heron_25.html?m=1 Fellow ASKC member and astrophotography Tom Martinez relates his recent adventures with the Blood Moon and Blue Heron. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Early Bird Catches Comet

I’m an early riser.  I’m always up before the sun.  Some mornings, like this morning, I wake up to obscured skies, clouds reflecting the ruddy golden light of Kansas City in the southeast from my bedroom window.

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Astronomy Plus Geometery

I put an appointment on my calendar earlier this week with an alert to remind me to go chasing planets after sunset on Tuesday evening.  I make sure to check Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines’ websites for their ‘The … Continue reading

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