Monthly Archives: November 2010

Comet Flyby

This is a very short post about something you probably didn’t even know was happening: the flyby of Comet Hartley 2 by the Deep Impact space probe. I’m just going to point you to the best blogger on solar system

Posted in Solar System

Are Those Colors For Real?

Today’s Astronomy News is more technical than lyrical, but if you have ever wondered about the colors shown in astronomical images, dive right in! Introduction One of my very favorite web sites is NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (,

Posted in Observatory and Telescopes


One of the many things we have learned from doing more than a year of public outreach events at the observatory is that there are some celestial sights guaranteed to evoke the “wow!” reaction from our guests. The first sight

Posted in Observatory and Telescopes, Stars