Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 13, 2021

On this date in 1959, Discoverer II, the first satellite to separate a reentry vehicle on command, ejected its reentry vehicle to start its journey back to earth. Because of a timing error, the US believed that the capsule landed somewhere the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, instead of in the recovery zone near Hawaii. The… Continue reading

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3D Printing Mask Accessories

Below are time-lapses of each accessory 3d printed in our Makerspace Gallery. The text under each video describes the model and its use so you can download and print your own 3d mask accessories! The original modeler’s information is also included so you can download and print them as well. Antifog Nose Clip This nose… Continue reading

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 12, 2021

New moon occurred last night at 9:31 pm. If you have an exceptionally clear western horizon you may be able to catch a thin waxing crescent moon that is just 22 hours into the new lunar cycle. The Sun sets at 7:35 p.m. Make absolutely sure the Sun has set before you start looking for… Continue reading

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 10, 2021

Look east tonight at 9:00pm, and you will find the constellation Böotes the Herdsman. This bright spring constellation looks like a giant kite in the sky. The Big Dipper’s handle will point to the brightest star in Böotes called Arcturus, and from there the kite shape extends north.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 9, 2021

On this date in 1959, NASA announced the seven pilots selected for the Mercury program. This group, known as the “Mercury Seven,” included Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 8, 2021

Tonight around 8 pm, you will find the constellation Orion low in the southwest. Unfortunately, our time to see Orion is coming to an end. Catch Orion through April before we lose him to the Sun Glare.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 7, 2021

In 1990 on this date, Asiasat I, the first commercial Chinese flight, was launched. The satellite, which was put into geosynchronous orbit, supplied satellite telecommunication services and transmission of television signals.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 6, 2021

Tomorrow morning, the Moon and Jupiter will be in conjunction. The Moon will exhibit a waning crescent phase with 21% of the lunar surface illuminated. Look for the pair in the southeast around 5:30 am.