Each will open in a new browser tab. Where is Webb? Updates on the project & instrument status and timeline. https://webb.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html NASA's JWST main page: https://jwst.nasa.gov/index.html JWST Blog with latest and greatest news and updates: https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/ JWST Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/NASAWebb JWST News Posts: https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/news.html Flickr Account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/ JWST Image Resources: https://webbtelescope.org/resource-gallery/images JWST YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NASAWebbTelescope... Continue Reading →
The 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower is Here!
The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Each August, the Earth passes through a stream of comet debris from Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. The comet will not be back our way until 2126… so… I wouldn’t wait up for that one. Along the orbital path, the comet has left behind small bits and pieces, most no bigger than a... Continue Reading →
20-21 January 2019: Total Lunar Eclipse
We have a splendid opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse this January. It will be taking place late on a Sunday night into the early hours of Monday morning. That Monday is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the USA, so many schools will not have classes that day. Eclipse timings are... Continue Reading →
A Winter Comet: 46P/Wirtanen
It appears that we might just have a bright comet for the end of 2018 and into the start of 2019: Comet 46P/Wirtanen. With a short period of just about 5.4 years, this time around the Sun, it will be very close to Earth (a mere 0.07AU or 11.6 million km) and enjoying its perihelion,... Continue Reading →
What is a Quindar Tone?
Ever watched footage of the Mercury, Gemini or Apollo space projects? When Houston talks to the astronauts, there is a beep, then some talking then another beep? Yep - those beeps are Quindar Tones. If you listen carefully, the tones are not the same pitch: there are two distinct tones, one at 2525Hz and the... Continue Reading →