astronomy

Astronomy/Space
6:47 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Desert Telescope To Let Kalamazoo Astronomers Stargaze Year Round

Kalamazoo Astronomical Society President Richard Bell shows some of the photos taken from the Arizona Sky Village during a presentation in April.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

UPDATE: Thanks to an Irving S. Gilmore Foundation grant, the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society has now funded 88 percent of the project.

The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society is raising money for a robotic telescope that will broadcast images of the night sky from one of the best star gazing sites in the country. 

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Astronomy/Space
11:30 am
Fri April 11, 2014

See the Blood Red Moon During Tuesday's Lunar Eclipse

Credit Spaceweather.com

Hear the full interview with Richard Bell and Mike Sinclair of the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society

Early Tuesday morning the full moon will move into the Earth’s shadow.

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Astronomy/Space
5:09 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Comet ISON fades out, but still holds hope for scientists

Comet ISON on November 16, 2013
Credit Waldemar Skorupa (Kahler Asten, Germany), via spaceweather.com

This week, the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society was forced to cancel its watch party for Comet ISON. After the comet’s trip around the sun, it’s a lot less bright and barely visible.

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Astronomy/Space
10:37 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

New Mars mission to study loss of water, atmosphere

A model of the craft for the MAVEN mission to Mars.
Credit NASA

A new spacecraft will be on its way to Mars in November to help us understand the planet’s atmosphere. 

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1:11 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Meteor shower to light up the weekend

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The Perseid shower is expected to reach peak intensity on Sunday and Monday nights.
Put out the lawn chair, set the alarm and maybe bring something to wet your whistle while you gaze into the nighttime sky - the year's best shooting star show has started. August's annual Perseids meteor shower peaks Sunday and Monday, promising perhaps 70 meteors an hour those evenings.

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