Archive for April, 2010

New Photos Up Loaded

Friday, April 30th, 2010

It has been a busy April for the group.

I have put up some new photos in the Gallery under Star Parties

Last Night at the Brighton High School Science Palooza a reporter from Fox 31 New Posted the Pictures he took of the US and some of the contestants’ entries. Click on this link to seen them.

Wes and Adam of The Brighton Astronomy Group is with the Telescope the astronomy group will be given away to a local Brighton High School or to Prairie View High School student who wins the essay contest.

Brighton High School Science Palooza

Friday, April 30th, 2010

We had a great time at the Brighton High School Science Palooza.

We donated 3 door prizes for those who could answer the following questions

1. Grade School Level “What is Astronomy?” Winner won a DVD on “Wheels on Mars”
2. Junior High School Level “What is a Light Year” Winner won “Starry Night Screen Saver”
3. High School Level “What is the Event Horizon” Winner won a 7×17 power binoculars with AM/FM Radio


Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Space Weather News for April 18, 2010

SPACE SHUTTLE RE-ENTRY: On Monday morning, April 19th, space shuttle Discovery will make a rare “descending node” reentry over the continental United States. The returning spacecraft will pass over or close to many towns and cities en route to landing in Florida at 8:48 am EDT, including Fort Peck Lake, Montana; Pierre, South Dakota; Sioux City, Iowa; St. Louis, Missouri; Tupelo, Mississippi, Birmingham, Alabama, and Jacksonville, Florida. Observers along western parts of the ground track could see the shuttle blazing through pre-dawn darkness. As Discovery makes its way east, it will enter daylight and fade into the bright blue background. If you can’t see the shuttle, however, you might be able to hear it. The shuttle produces a sonic double-boom that reaches the ground about a minute and a half after passing overhead.

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