Archive for July, 2009

Brighton Astronomy Group Slide Show…

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

NASA’s What’s Up for July 2009

Monday, July 20th, 2009

What’s up for July 2009 ?

Click here for NASA/JPL Video What up July ?

Free Spirit – jpl.nasa.gov

Monday, July 20th, 2009

 Click Here To Read More on how NASA/JPL is working to Free Spirit – jpl.nasa.gov

In this view from behind a test rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., the rear wheels of the rover are turned toward the left, and the left-front wheel is turned toward the the right.

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New NASA Images Indicate Object Hits Jupiter – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Monday, July 20th, 2009

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This image shows a large impact on Jupiter's south polar region captured on July 20, 2009, by NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility in Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Infrared Telescope Facility

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The Sky This Week 2009-07-11

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

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Night Sky Network Moon Globe Quarterly Prize Giveaway, now on July 7th

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Summer 2009 Quarterly Drawing Winners Announced

Moon Globe Quarterly Prize Giveaway, now on July 7th

Five Moon Globes will be given away now on Tuesday, July 7th 9 AM Pacific, at our Quarterly Drawing.
The more events you log, the better your chances of winning.

 

I’m proud to announce, that thanks to the volunteers of the Brighton Astronomy Group and their Outreach efforts.

That the N.A.S.A. Night Sky Network has awarded us a Moon Globe. That we will be showing off at our Star Parties..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Moon Globes were given away on Tuesday, July 7th 9 AM Pacific, at our Quarterly Drawing, just in time for the LCROSS Mission.
The more events you logged, the better your chances were of winning.

Congratulations to these 5 NSN Clubs:

  • Astronomical Society of Northern New England of Maine
  • Central Washington University Astronomical Club of Washington
  • San Antonio Astronomical Association of Texas
  • Brighton Astronomy Group of Colorado
  • Prescott Astronomy Club of Arizona

Winners were randomly chosen from all event logs using NSN materials. Night Sky Network members reported over 900 events held between April 1st through June 30, 2009. Hear about the exciting event reports that won this quarter. We applaud all their hard work.

At Space Day in Maine, Steve Innes, of the Astronomical Society of Northern New England, had this to say: “We did constellation drawings with the 2nd grade, which worked well. I passed out sheets with star patterns and asked them to connect the stars and show me what they got. Then I showed them what it really was and a little bit about each constellation. The children enjoyed the exercise and had good follow up questions.”

Using Exploring the Solar System ToolKit, Kathy Moore, of the Central Washington University Astronomical Club of Washington at a gathering exclaimed: “The boys were so excited to learn about the relative size and distance of the Sun and Earth, how to find Polaris, the Big and Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, and Saturn. Even the 6-year-old could count his fists to go 45 degrees up and find Polaris!”

Keith Little, along with other members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association of Texas held a star party at McAllister Park using “How do we find planets around other stars?” and “Where are the Distant Worlds” star maps.

In Colorado, the Brighton Astronomy Group‘s, Wes Walkey, told us about finding objects in the night sky and: “Pointing out the Summer Triangle, and the constellations that make it up using Our Galaxy, Our Universe, and Telescopes: Eyes on the Universe ToolKits.”

Marilyn Unruh of the Prescott Astronomy Club demonstrated the Glass & Mirrors ToolKit on how refractors and reflectors work at the Prescott Public Library in Arizona.

Congratulations once again to our second quarter winners!

 

The Moon Globes were donated by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP). 

Five Moon Globes were given away on Tuesday, July 7th 9 AM Pacific, at our Quarterly Drawing, just in time for the LCROSS Mission.
The more events you logged, the better your chances were of winning.
Congratulations to these 5 NSN Clubs:

  • Astronomical Society of Northern New England of Maine
  • Central Washington University Astronomical Club of Washington
  • San Antonio Astronomical Association of Texas
  • Brighton Astronomy Group of Colorado
  • Prescott Astronomy Club of Arizona

Winners were randomly chosen from all event logs using NSN materials. Night Sky Network members reported over 900 events held between April 1st through June 30, 2009. Hear about the exciting event reports that won this quarter. We applaud all their hard work.

At Space Day in Maine, Steve Innes, of the Astronomical Society of Northern New England, had this to say: “We did constellation drawings with the 2nd grade, which worked well. I passed out sheets with star patterns and asked them to connect the stars and show me what they got. Then I showed them what it really was and a little bit about each constellation. The children enjoyed the exercise and had good follow up questions.”

Using Exploring the Solar System ToolKit, Kathy Moore, of the Central Washington University Astronomical Club of Washington at a gathering exclaimed: “The boys were so excited to learn about the relative size and distance of the Sun and Earth, how to find Polaris, the Big and Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, and Saturn. Even the 6-year-old could count his fists to go 45 degrees up and find Polaris!”

Keith Little, along with other members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association of Texas held a star party at McAllister Park using “How do we find planets around other stars?” and “Where are the Distant Worlds” star maps.

In Colorado, the Brighton Astronomy Group‘s, Wes Walkey, told us about finding objects in the night sky and: “Pointing out the Summer Triangle, and the constellations that make it up using Our Galaxy, Our Universe, and Telescopes: Eyes on the Universe ToolKits.”

Marilyn Unruh of the Prescott Astronomy Club demonstrated the Glass & Mirrors ToolKit on how refractors and reflectors work at the Prescott Public Library in Arizona.

Congratulations once again to our second quarter winners!

 

The Moon Globes were donated by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP).

THE NEBRASKA STAR PARTY Coming up.

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Some of us will be attend The Nebraska Star Party coming up on July 19th – 24th.

This is one of the least expensive events to attend this year. It great camping, and completely dark since no fires or white lights is allowed at night during these events. This creates a truly aw inspiring night skies, almost as good as going to a planetarium. It’s a great time to talk to other Amateur and Astronomy Enthusiast. There is about as many different telescopes and astronomical devices as there are people. They will  usually also have door prizes, new and used equipment for sale to.

More info can be found at:

http://www.nebraskastarparty.org

THE NEBRASKA STAR PARTY

 

July 19th THROUGH 24th, 2009

SNAKE CAMPGROUND, MERRITT RESERVOIR,

27 MILES SOUTH OF VALENTINE, NEBRASKA

Preliminary information about NSP 16 is now online

Astronomers in front of a Soddy

Astronomers in front of a Soddy

July News Letter is a coming & Happy 4th of July to…..

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

 

I’m currently working on the July News Letter might have it out this weekend…

Check out the July calender link on the web site…