Jan 22

The Adventure Series: ULA ATLAS V

ULA Atlas V SBIRS GEO-4

Where to start, where to start. It was always a goal of mine to watch a shuttle launch. Then they got rid of the shuttle program. (Boo.) Then I got to see the shuttle fly over my house when I lived in Northern Virginia as it went to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which was […]

Aug 29

The Adventure Series: Meteor Shower

August Meteor Shower

You know, it’s a real bummer when you have been excited about the opportunity to catch a meteor shower and then the night it happens, clouds are everywhere. This was the case for me a few weeks ago. Despite some needed traveling, the goal was to leave late and catch the meteor shower before heading […]

Jan 6

The Adventure Series: Finding the Milky Way

The Milky Way

“The Milky Way, the brilliant river of stars that has dominated the night sky and human imaginations since time immemorial, is but a faded memory to one-third of humanity and 80 percent of Americans, according to a new global atlas of light pollution produced by Italian and American scientists.” “We’ve got whole generations of people […]