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DIY Moon Landing Map

Recently, we worked with a local organization to create a visual map of where the manned moon landing missions occurred. This showed where NASA landed on the moon on Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and…


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A Realistic Telescope Simulator

Through a friend, I was referred to this awesome new site and resource for telescope simulator, which can be found at http://www.stelvision.com/en/telescope-simulator/. This tool is so helpful as it allows astronomers to get a realistic idea…


Come Explore The Big Eclipse

As a member of a local astronomy club in the Pacific Northwest, the November meeting of the Rose City Astronomers was quite interesting as the new curator of the Goldendale Observatory came to speak about…


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…