Observing Plans for Friday, August 12, 2016

I’m scheduled to host at Cline Observatory tonight, Friday, August 12.  Here are my observing plans for the evening.Join us.********************* Near to Far then back******************** Mars (featured object) 0.78 Astronomical Units (AU) distant Since June 29 in pro-grade motion Named for a god of the Germanic people, Freya Saturn at 9.6 AU distant Less dense … More Observing Plans for Friday, August 12, 2016

Humanity’s Cradle

A short review of Aurora, a science-fiction novel by Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit Books, New York, 2015. This is the story of humans and their attempt to spread to planets that orbit other stars. Aurora is the name of the multi-generation starship heading to Tau Ceti. Specifically, the humans’ goal is a moon of a giant … More Humanity’s Cradle