Monday, September 3, 2012

Beautiful Cluster of Ancient Stars Taken by Hubble Telescope

Courtesy of the NASA/ESA Hubble telescope, this is a beautiful photo of the star cluster Messier 56, originally observed by Charles Messier in 1779.  Of course, the Hubble telescope is able to provide much more defined and detailed image than Messier would have seen in his time.  This cluster is estimated to be around 13 billion years old (wow!)



Sunday, September 2, 2012

Reserve the Date! International Observe the Moon Night, September 22, 2012

The 2012 International Observe the Moon Night will be on September 22, 2012.  Planetariums, libraries, local astronomy groups are gathering on this night to showcase and spotlight some of the great things about our moon.  Check out their website below for events and locations in your area!

International Observe the Moon Night: