The Full Moon of May

This is the second of 12 articles about the history behind the name behind the Full Moon of the month. The full moon for the month of May has a few names including Full Flower Moon, Corn Planting Moon, Mother’s…


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Astronomy Events for May – 2017

A quick review of the astronomical events and historical events for the month.  These are just a few of the things we would like to highlight, and if there are things that should be added for…


March For Science PDX

April 22nd marks Earth Day. To celebrate Earth Day in 2017, there was a March For Science in Portland and other cities across the country. The Portland event started at 10am, with rain in the early…


Earth Day 2017

Pale Blue Dot “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out…


Why Will Cassini Burn Up In Saturns Atmosphere?

The NASA launched the unmanned Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, Cassini Spacecraft and Huygens lander, on October 15, 1997 using a Titan IVB/Centaur. Before entering orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004, the probe had gravity assist from the planets of Earth, Venus, and…


The Pink Moon of April

This is the first of 12 articles about the history behind the name behind the Full Moon of the month. This moon of this month, April, has the name Pink Moon. Every month of the year…


Citizen Science Get Involved

Have you ever wanted to get involved with science and scientific discovery in your spare time? Have a few minutes here and there for some tasks in front of a computer?? If you said yes…


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Astronomy Events for April – 2017

A quick review of the astronomical events and historical events for the month.  These are just a few of the things we would like to highlight, and if there are things that should be added for…


The Road to Making Space Affordable

Today, Thursday March 30th, 2017, SpaceX launched a “recycled” or “flight proven” rocket that in April 2016 had launched cargo to the International Space Station for NASA. The first stage from that April 2016 launch…


How To Do Basic Moon AstroPhotography

Welcome! Thanks for reading! We have done a lot of articles about some different places to do astronomy in the Pacific Northwest, Astronomy Websites, Apps, and a conference. Here is something a little different, which…