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A new Hubble image of a giant cluster of stars

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a wonderful new image of a huge cluster of stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. …

June 4, 2022

Some specialists in comet and meteor science are predicting that we COULD have a new, never-before-seen meteor shower on the night …

May 27, 2022

An international team of astronomers, working in the collaboration known as the Event Horizon Telescope, has announced the first image of …

May 12, 2022

On Sunday evening, May 15th, there will be a very nice total eclipse of the Moon visible from the U.S. (and …

May 1, 2022

I am tickled to report that one of my science-fiction short stories, about using a black hole to escape the pain …

April 20, 2022

NASA announced this week that their archive of confirmed “exoplanets” — planets going around stars other than the Sun — now …

March 31, 2022

February 18 was the anniversary of the discovery of Pluto (in 1930), and thanks to the efforts of the outreach staff …

February 19, 2022

Astronomers, using the Hubble Space Telescope and other instruments, announced today that they had seen something never before observed in a …

January 14, 2022

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is to many astronomers the space observatory of the next decade. I am happy to report …

December 28, 2021
A lunar eclipse in 2014

1. What Is Happening?             On Thursday evening Nov. 18 and Friday morning Nov. 19, an almost total eclipse of the …

October 27, 2021
The Pleiades by David Lane

Explore the Universe in a Fun, Non-credit Class On-line for People Over 50 Come explore such cosmic sights as: NASA’s new …

September 14, 2021

This Wednesday evening and Thursday morning (Aug. 11-12), there will be one of the better meteor showers of the year for …

August 6, 2021

I am happy to report that “Flash Fiction” magazine in England today published my very short, astrobiology-theme story “I Swallowed a …

July 24, 2021

  There will be a nice and conveniently timed total lunar eclipse (where the Moon goes dark) during the evening of …

January 3, 2019

NASA’s InSight lander on Mars has sent back its first “selfie” — a great mosaic of 11 images, taken by the …

December 20, 2018
lunar eclipse, eclipse of the Moon,

On Wednesday morning, January 31, residents of North America (and particularly those on the west coast) will experience a rare triple event: …

January 26, 2018
Full Moon, Lick Observatory

     By a cosmic coincidence, the first day of 2018 will have a nice full Moon in the evening. And …

December 30, 2017

Astronomers around the world have been observing a small but fast object that gives every indication of coming from some other star …

December 6, 2017
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