astronomy

International Observe the Moon Night

October 12, 2018

Coming October 20, 2018. Celebrate the moon! International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a worldwide event dedicated to learning about lunar science and space exploration. Held annually since 2010, it is observed in September or October when the moon is at first quarter, the moon phase when we can see exactly half of the moon’s surface illuminated, and […]

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

July 24, 2018

Attention all budding astronomers! Recently released, the new book from author, Dean Regas, 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky, will be your guide to identifying and viewing planets, satellites, meteors, constellations, and more when you are in the southern hemisphere. Unlike his previous book, 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, which focusses on […]

100 Things to See in the Night Sky

January 11, 2018

Embrace the darkness! With the new book by Dean Regas, 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, you will impress your Trailblazergirl-friends on your next camping trip with your stargazing knowledge! In an easy to follow format, this book focuses on the night sky in the mid-northern latitudes (e.g., between 25 and 55 degrees north […]

November Supermoon

November 14, 2016

Coming November 14, 2016. Here’s the best getaway for today (actually, tonight)…and it’s free! Just step outside and look up into the night sky and see the biggest supermoon since 1948. What exactly is a supermoon? Here’s a very simple explanation from NASA: “The moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is […]

SkyView Free App

September 6, 2016

Wish you could name the stars in the sky? Now you can with the SkyView Free App from Terminal Eleven! Just point your iOS device at the sky (day or night), click on an object, and instantly SkyView identifies what you’re looking at whether it’s a star, planet, satellite, or constellation. The Night Mode feature […]

Celestron Cometron 114AZ

October 31, 2013

Clear fall skies are the perfect time for stargazing and checking out the night sky. Introduced this year, Celestron’s Cometron 114AZ is a portable telescope with quality optics specifically designed for viewing comets. Features include the 114mm parabolic mirror that captures plenty of light, 2 included eyepieces (10mm and 20 mm) for added magnification, and […]

Adult Space Academy

October 31, 2013

Ever dream of being an astronaut? Well, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, in Huntsville Alabama is offering weekend programs for adults to train like an astronaut! There is a 1/6th gravity chair that simulate walking on the moon and a multi-axis trainer that gives you the experience of navigating a tumble-spin. You’ll try your hand […]

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico

October 31, 2013

As the International Dark-Sky Associationʼs newest Dark Sky Park, Chaco Culture National Historical Park is definitely worth a visit. The park is also one of only twenty World Heritage sites in the U.S and includes 4,000 prehistoric archeological sites. A 9-mile paved loop road starts at the Visitor Center and leads you to five major […]

Star Walk HD – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide App

May 7, 2013

Impress your friends with the ability to identify that bright star up in the sky with the Star Walk HD – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide App. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Some great features of this app include: real time updates of the star map on your device as you move, Augmented […]