“Let’s Talk Astronomy” (LTA) Trivia Contest for Monday, June 4, 2018 TOPIC: In the sky this week Leader board posted on June 10, 2018 6/4 Winners Planets Number of correct answers @rossm3838 three @Mettleballs1 two @ellerose one @eternaldarkness one @Dylan_gr8est_rapper one @AlfonzoMarz one @WussisWus one @TaxGinger one @Jacob48642 one @JohnnybBalls one @u_cant_c_me_0 one Winners … More Planets in Our Sky
Friday, June 8, 2018 Cline Observatory I’m assisting for the public session at Cline Observatory tonight. Link here. To see a video of the TV coverage, link here. Below is an early draft of our plans for the evening, No Moon! Venus Jupiter – 5th planet, 69 moons as of 2017 Spica (in Virgo) – … More Plans for Tonight at Cline Observatory
I love the double meaning hiding in the title of this book. One hundred years ago, before CCD photography, many astronomers collected light on glass photographic plates, some as large as 17 inches by 14 inches. On those plates the computers at Harvard Observatory captured images of the universe. At the same time, women were … More The Glass Universe: Another barrier for women to shatter
LTA Trivia Quiz for Monday, March 26, 2018 (Sorry this report is so late. I had computer problems and have just now recovered. The winners listed on the leaderboard below have their window of opportunity open for a month beginning today.) TOPIC: the Moon The Moon is often the first astronomical object people notice. It’s … More Are you Crazy about the Moon? Apparently Ross is! Way to go!!
Leaderboard posted on May 28, 2018 5/21 Winners Current Events: Number of correct answers @erg010 two @mettleballs1 two @tiki one @DadoWorld7 one @Saloonatic one Winners who make a contribution in the next 30 days to one of the charities listed on my blog will have their gift matched, up to $100. You can find … More @erg010 and @mettelballs1 Dominate the Current Events Quiz
Featuring: The Moon…Tycho Crater I will arrive sometime before 8:30. Venus sets around 11 pm -3.42 mag, 82% illuminated, 1.3 AU away Mariner in 1962, Venus Express in 2005 orbiter studying the atmosphere, plasma environment, and surface of Venus Delta (Δ Gem) Wasat: colorful double yellow and Red 6” separation 5 mag and 8.5, … More Observatory Plans for Friday, May 25, 208
“Let’s Talk Astronomy” (LTA) Trivia Contest for Monday, May 21, 2018 TOPIC: May issue of Sky & Telescope magazine Leaderboard posted on May 23, 2018 5/21 S&T Winners Number of correct answers @speear40 two @katimus two @perrdizzle one Winners who make a contribution in the next 30 days to one of the charities listed on … More Keeping up with the News
Let’s Talk Astronomy” (LTA) Trivia Contest for Monday, May 14, 2018 TOPIC: Galaxies Leaderboard posted on May 22, 2018 5/14 Galaxies Winners Number of correct answers @joelschultz three @rossm3838 one @1JohnnyBoy one @FuzzyPandiest one @WussisWuss one @sgosink one Winners who make a contribution in the next 30 days to one of the charities listed … More Joel Schultz dominates Galaxy Trivia Contest
Let’s Talk Astronomy Trivia Contest for Monday, May 7, 2018 Periscope TOPIC: Jupiter On Monday, May 7, 2018, our Periscope Trivia Contest was about Jupiter. Here are the contest questions. The correct answers and the winners are listed at the end. Congrats to all who played. To the winners go Eternal Glory, Listing on my … More By Jove!