A New Astronomy Club and Star Party in Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan has been the home of the wonderful Grand Traverse Astronomical Society for 30 years, but for those who live further east or north, it can be a bit of a hike. So we were extremely pleased to learn that a new astronomy club has formed just outside Boyne City. The Northern Michigan Astronomy […]

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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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