This Week in Space: January 4-10

This year, I thought I’d add a new feature to the blog, inspired by the Year in Space desk calendar that Chad got for me from The Planetary Society. I’ll be posting it once a week — hence the name, This Week in Space. And since the Cline Observatory at … Continue reading

Amazing Sights Near and Far

I’ve been hearing — and reading — about comet PANSTARRS on Twitter for days now, so Chad and I decided to pull out the telescope after dinner to see if we could spot it. It was supposed to have the easy-to-use marker of the sliver moon, which it would be … Continue reading

Science! Plan B

Today, I built a machine that’s powered entirely by THE SUN! Okay, technically I just put the motor together, from a kit. And I don’t even know if it works because it was foggy and rainy all day. Not to mention that by the time I finished it was dark … Continue reading