The people behind the Nevertheless podcast commissioned and released 8 posters of women who have made lasting marks on the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The colorful, illustrated posters not only display each woman’s contributions and accomplishments but also showcase the unique style of each artist (who are also women). Among the posters… Continue reading
From lunar mapping to building spacecraft, St. Louis played a key role in the moon landing On Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 3:17 pm CDT we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing when the crew of Apollo 11 proclaimed “The Eagle has landed.” This historic milestone of science, discovery and innovation… Continue reading
The New York Times is out this month with a fascinating photo retrospective on the Apollo 11 mission prior to its 50th anniversary. The pictures include behind-the-scenes snapshots of the training that went into planning for the mission, the launch and lunar landing, and the crew’s triumphant return to Earth. Some of the highlights include… Continue reading
Tonight around 10pm you will find a bright question mark shape of stars near the zenith. This is the constellation Leo the Lion. Leo is a zodiac constellation which means the sun, moon and planets will appear in him from time to time. Learn more about Leo the constellation.
The moon remains the only celestial body beyond the Earth humans have traveled to. Mars is the next place we want to travel to but before that we will see humans going back to the moon. NASA to return Humans to the Moon.
On this date in 1807 the asteroid, 4 Vesta was discovered by Heinrich Olbers. Vesta lies within the asteroid belt and was visited by the Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2012! Learn about Heinrich Olbers By Rudolph Suhrlandt (1781–1862) – Peter H. Richter (Hg.): Sterne, Mond, Kometen. Hauschild-Verlag, Bremen 1995, Public Domain, Link
Tomorrow morning around 5am you can find the moon between the planets Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn will be the planet to the left of the moon. Learn 22 Facts About Saturn
On this date in 1972 the Russian robotic spacecraft Venera 8 was launched. This spacecraft was equipped to study the temperature and pressure of Venus. Learn more about Verena 8.
Tomorrow morning around 4am you can find Jupiter next to the moon in the southeastern sky. Earth only has one moon whereas Jupiter has 79. Learn more about Jupiter’s moons.
On this date in 1928 James Arthur Lovell Jr. was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He flew aboard Gemini 7 and Apollo 8. He is most noted for his role as commander of Apollo 13. Learn more about James Lovell. Image By NASA – NASA Human Space Flight Gallery, Public Domain, Link