Category Archives: Space

AADL Nerd Nite Solar Eclipse Presentation

Oh YAY! The Ann Arbor District Library posted my short talk on the Aug Eclipse that I did for Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! You can view it here, if you want to see me do a presentation despite the topic … Continue reading

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Been researching Ceres (dwarf planet in the asteroid belt) and the NASA Dawn mission for my presentation in early October. It’s all more fascinating than I already thought!

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Eclipse Viewing Party 2017 – The Long Version

1) Here in Ann Arbor, 82% of Sun coverage, attendance was estimated by the library to be between 2,500 and 3,000 based on door count and that people walked away after glasses were handed out. I was still able to … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party 2017

Rough estimates put attendance at 3,000+. We were expecting maybe a little over 1,000… So, our plans for this event were shot away. Enough people had shown up far enough in advance the library couldn’t even set up two of … Continue reading

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That was AWESOME!

I just got home from giving a talk on eclipses for Ann Arbor’s Nerd Nite! It was fantastic! I had so much fun! Even with the slide show changing the slides on me on an inaccurate timer. LOVED presenting! Thank … Continue reading

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What Galileo Likely Saw – Moons Around Jupiter

I can not believe I haven’t shared this video of Jupiter being orbited by its 4 largest moons yet. I will do so now, as it’s extremely relevant to my planet viewing event next Friday! The dramatic music really does … Continue reading

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Outerspace is so interesting

I found out last night that Venus and Mars do not have magnetospheres. But Mercury does! WHAT?! Mercury doesn’t even have an atmosphere! (I knew this last one.) However, Venus is still protected from solar wind because of its amazingly … Continue reading

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Solar System Explained From the Inside Out (Infographic)

From Space.com. This is fantastic. View the image, then scroll down. https://www.space.com/10900-solar-system-planets-scale-infographic.html

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Astronaut Class of 2017

Congrats Astronaut Class of 2017! 5 women, 7 men. Decent ratio there! The last class was 50 / 50. 3 minorities out of 12. They did better than the last class (which was 1 out of 8, in 2013). https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/161552645129/meet-americas-newastronauts … Continue reading

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Tony England

P.S. – An astronaut works in Ann Arbor now. :D (no, not me)

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