A belated “Happy Canada Day” to everyone. In honor of one of their favorite son’s, this Astronomy Pop Quiz will be about Col. Chris Hadfield and his book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life On Earth. With that in mind, ladies and gentlemen, please get out a clean sheet of paper and a No. 2 pencil … More Col. Chris Hadfield, astronaut, observer
Hello again, ladies and gentlemen. Please get out a clean sheet of paper and a No. 2 pencil and prepare for today’s Astronomy Pop Quiz. The topic today: Variable Stars You have six minutes to complete the quiz. Begin now. Name the European who, in 1572, was the first to document a new star, … More Astronomy Pop Quiz on Variable Stars
Good day ladies and gentlemen. Nice to see you here, today. Please get out a clean sheet of paper and a No. 2 pencil and prepare for today’s Pop Quiz. The topic today: people written about in “Sky & Telescope” magazine. The questions today were inspired by the people included in the content from the … More Today’s Pop Quiz topic is……………
“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