Cygnus/Antares Launch, 4:01 am EST, November 17, 2018

Update 11/17 - The launch was successful and on schedule.  Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a couple pics from my perspective. I'm having a hard time keeping up these days, between work and kid schedules - so I thought I was going to miss this entirely.  Fortunately (unfortunately?) weather intervened and…Read more Cygnus/Antares Launch, 4:01 am EST, November 17, 2018

All Things Being Equal (Astronomy: Week of 9/16/18)

Saturday, September 22, it's all over (actually early morning, 1:54AM UTC on the 23rd, but that's late Sat in North America...).  Summer is gone, and fall or autumn (whichever you prefer) is upon us.  This transition is marked by the Autumnal Equinox, which comes from latin - aequi (equal), and nox (night).  "Equal Night", so yeah, this is the…Read more All Things Being Equal (Astronomy: Week of 9/16/18)