Astronomy with a minimum of terminology and technology.
By: LowerCal , 10:39 PM GMT on June 20, 2011
Scroll past the links below to find special events for current and future dates.
Scroll farther to find past events.
***** Links *****
Today - SpaceWeather.com
Astronomy Picture of the Day,
Lunar Photo of the Day,
365 Days of Astronomy
& Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
This Week - SkyandTelescope.com - This Week's Sky at a Glance
also Jack Horkheimer - Star Gazer, Current Scripts
This Month - SkyandTelescope.com - Sky Tour Podcasts
also HubbleSite - Tonight's Sky: Your guide to constellations, deep sky objects, planets, and events
Anytime - Stellarium (free planetarium for your computer)
also Sky & Telescope Interactive Sky Chart (online planetarium)
Simplest - Satellite Flybys by SpaceweatherPhone.com
More satellites and more info - Heavens-Above.com.
Spaceflight Now - Worldwide Launch Schedule
also Vandenberg AFB Launch Schedule
& Wallops Flight Facility Launch Webcast & Blog
Reentries - Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies - Upcoming & Recent Reentries
Live Aurora Cams:
Yellowknife, Canada (click on CONNECT AURORAMAX LIVE)
& Poker Flat, Alaska
Most events described below can be viewed with your eyes alone.
Occasionally simple binoculars will improve the view and that will be noted.
***** Current & Future Events *****
See the comment section.
I'm sorry that I haven't had the time that I used to have to be able do justice to this blog. Almost all the events and WunderPhotos in the previous blog entry were from last year so I made this new entry with just the links (above) that will allow you to find out what's current and upcoming.
Your comments or images relevant to astronomy, spaceflight or weather are welcome. Any really big news on those subjects I'll probably post a comment or images myself. - LowerCal
Events earlier than those listed below will be found in previous blog entries.
***** Past Events *****
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