Observing Plan for Friday, February 19, 2016

Observing Plan for Friday, February 19, 2016 Cline Observatory, Jamestown Campus of GTCC Thanks to all my Periscope viewers who helped me make this plan.  There’s still some information to gather before Friday night. Cline Observatory is open to the public, free of charge, every clear Friday night.  This week we will open at 7 … More Observing Plan for Friday, February 19, 2016

Dwarf Planets

  In 2005, astronomers in California announced the discovery of a new solar system object  larger than the planet Pluto.  Eris was quickly inaugurated as a planet, our tenth! The next year, the International Astronomical Union designated Pluto and the new object “dwarf planets.”  Eris and Pluto were quickly tossed out of the club. I … More Dwarf Planets