In The News This Month
Some On-Line Programs well worth a look: Michigan's own Astronomy at the Beach Program and Programs from McDonald Observatory.
If you missed this year's Astronomy at the Beach program, click Here to see YouTube presentations by the Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Clubs!
To see current and archived McDonald Observatory programs click Here. (Be sure to scroll down.)
September 25th: Headed to South America!
The James Webb set sail down the coast of California this weekend. It is headed to French Guiana on the Northeast coast of South America where it is scheduled to launch from the ESA site December 18, 2021.
September 27th: Landsat 9 launched!
Landsat-9 continues the 50 year partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to monitor, understand and manage the land resources needed to sustain human life on planet Earth.
October 16th: International Observe the Moon Night!
Join moon gazers around the WORLD in this annual program to share information and telescopic views of the Moon. Attend our local celebration if you can--see the events page! In any case, be sure to download NASA's great resource for Northern hemisphere viewers Here. Get to know our nearest celestial neighbor!
October 31st: The Incredible Lucy Mission launch date!
The NASA "Lucy" mission takes its name from the fossilized human ancestor (called "Lucy" by her discoverers) whose skeleton provided unique insight into humanity's evolution. Likewise, the Lucy mission will revolutionize our knowledge of planetary origins and the formation of the solar system as it visits one main-belt asteroid and seven of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids on its twelve year mission.
Click Here for the official NASA release.