Farewell, Cassini – the Little Spacecraft That Could.
ObEquinox: Happy Turn Of The Seasons To You
The March equinox happened a little over an hour ago here in Sydney, at 9:45am AEST. APOD, of course, has an informative image for us today, and a London headmaster showed us what not to do when a few voices complain about a school taking note of a once in a lifetime event.
This post was scheduled to go up at the exact minute of today’s solstice, but Things Happened.
Solstice Whimsy: Megalithic Mini-gardening
Happy June Solstice! Merry Yule/Litha to those who celebrate the circling of the seasons. This solstice whimsy post features an example from the hobby world of miniature gardens: behold the Teacup Stonehenge! Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
Dana Hunter thoughtfully put together a links roundup (so I didn’t have to) on the many many creationists who are very cross with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson right now because he’s talking science on TV.
repost: I ♥ axial tilt and elliptical orbits
Because without them we wouldn’t have seasons. Happy September equinox, all.
The solstice swung by again
Several hours before the official solstice time of 11:12 amUTC* on December 21st 2012, this was what the sun looked like rising over Stonehenge.
ObEquinox Photo: Happy Spring, fellow Southrons!
Scheduled for the exact minute of the September Equinox BECAUSE I CAN.
It’s been a sad few months for space fans
NASA’s astronaut corps is losing its pioneers. First Sally Ride died in July, now Neil Armstrong has died as well. Of course the celebration for the success of the new Mars Rover mission has been a huge boost for astro… Read More ›
New Mars rover Curiosity landing today
Today the Mars Science Laboratory mission finds out whether they made all the calculations correctly as the delivery vehicle targets Gale Crater for Curiosity’s landing. Landing should be at 15:31 AEST.