June 5: The Last Transit of Venus Of Your Lifetime

The last Transit of Venus of your lifetime will happen on June 5, 2012, and the observatories, astronomy clubs, and planetariums of Michigan aim to help you see it. What’s a transit? A transit, from our perspective, is when an object in space passes between the earth and the sun. To simplify a bit: Venus […]

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Dragon by the Tail

A little less than a year ago, my wife and I spent about an hour with the SpaceX Dragon test capsule that had gone into and come back from orbit. It was on display for the final shuttle launch. I did not expect to be filled with feelings of awe and excitement, but I was. […]

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