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Categories: Astronomy, Messier Catalog, Nebulae, NGC Tags: cluster, constellation, Messier, nebula, NGC, Orion, Trapezium Comments:0
Kids, I present my latest (and so far greatest) images of the Orion Nebula, Messier 42. This is what astronomers call a star nursery because it’s literally where baby stars come from. See, when a mommy star and a daddy star love each other very much… In other words, it’s a region of deep space […]
Kids, I just realized I’ve been somewhat neglecting the planet that sent me (us) down this rabbit hole of amateur astronomy…Jupiter. I feel a tad bit guilty for not paying him the proper homage worthy of such a massive planet. How massive, you ask? What a great question, kids (I knew I was doing a […]
So, for our family’s second launch we had a professional cameraperson… Space Mama. As you may be able to tell, in comparison to our first launch, we used a slightly more powerful engine. I must say the difference was quite noticeable. But, what do I know? After all we are only just getting started! We […]
I recently threw together this nerdy little video documenting the last total lunar eclipse that we’ll be able to see until 2025. It’s basically a slideshow put to “music” with the addition of a shameless plug. You can also view it on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!
Kids, always remember that not only is God always watching you, but so is Google.com. That’s nothing to be scared of as long as you’re doing the right thing. For instance, Google has figured out that I love Space! Because of this, Google is nice enough to present me with all sorts of space-related articles […]
Okay, here I go with the word-play. I am being Sirius, though. No, Siriusly… As I previously mentioned, the astronomical viewing conditions on the night of the total lunar eclipse could not have been much better than they were for our area of the world. Given the fact that the first detectable trace of penumbra […]
So, here it is. The last total lunar eclipse until 2025. I was very fortunate to have had near perfect viewing conditions relative to my part of the world….Daphne, AL. I sure made every effort to capitalize on the clear skies. I was able to stay awake until just before dawn, and I must say […]
Slightly off topic, I wanted to take a moment to mention the World Series 2022. Specifically, the Houston Astros. See, growing up in New Orleans, LA and spending a good bit of time in Mobile, AL, I never really got into baseball like I did football (Geaux Saints!). But when I did dabble in MLB, […]
For the sake of diversification, I’ve decided it is time to add a post, or two, on model rocketry. For my first ever launch, with the assistance of my kids (M filmed and T retrieved), I must admit to being an overly protective parent. I didn’t know what to expect. In an effort to model […]
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