Orion Spacecraft

The Orion spacecraft is NASA’s new vehicle that is planned to take astronauts to various destinations. The spacecraft will provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel for long missions as well as provide safe re-entry to Earth. Orion’s first flight test is planned for later this year. Here are a few facts … Continue reading

StarLight Festival Premieres

The StarLight Festival will debut this month on May 24 and 25 in Big Bear, California at the¬†Northwoods Resort & Conference Center. Highlights include: Major manufacturers will display their astronomy and science products. Big Bear Solar Observatory tours Variety of speakers including astronaut Story Musgrave Exhibits The event is free and is put together by … Continue reading

March: New season, plenty of astronomy events

Some highlights for March 2014: March 14 – Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation March 14 – Astronaut Gene Cernan Birthday March 20 – March Equinox (Spring begins in Northern Hemisphere with Autumn beginning in Southern Hemisphere) March 20 – Occultation of Regulus March 22 – Venus will be at greatest western elongation March 30 – … Continue reading