The coming New Year will provide us with great opportunities to view the planet Jupiter. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and is also the largest in our Solar System.
The Leonid Meteor Shower will be taking place on Saturday, November 17th. The Leonid’s are in the year’s top ten showers, and may produce approximately a dozen per hour. Click on the video link below to learn more about the upcoming meteor shower and please share it with friends and family members. Happy viewing!
On Monday the “Cassini spacecraft celebrated 15 years of space flight. For eight of those fifteen years, it has been traveling in the vicinity of the ringed planet Saturn.
Get ready to see the second full moon in the month of August Friday night August 31st. This occurence known as a “Blue Moon” happens when there are two full moons in one month according to the Gregorian Calendar. This will not happen again until 2015.
On June 5th, 2012, I was able to photograph an amazing event that WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN IN OUR LIFETIME! The Planet Venus moved directly in between the Earth and Sun, and was seen as a black spot moving across the face of the sun. Using David Rives Ministries Mobile Observatory telescopes and imaging equipment, […]
Space Shuttle Enterprise Makes Final Landing On June 6th the prototype, space shuttle Enterprise arrived at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Though this spacecraft never flew in space, it served as a test vehicle for many takeoffs and landings in the 1970’s
Biggest full moon of 2012 Everyone get ready for the most spectacular full moon of the year. On Saturday, May 5th, the moon will officially become full. But what makes this full moon different from any other? Well, it is occuring at the very same time that the moon will be at its closest (perigee) […]
Sombrero Galaxy Has Split Personality While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope show that the Sombrero galaxy is both. The galaxy, which is a round elliptical galaxy with a thin disk embedded inside, is one of the first known to […]