Part 5 of Duncan Lunan’s Guide looks at The Moon
The lake-bed sediments of Gale Crater on Mars from NASA’s Curiosity rover (credit: NASA/JPL, California Institute of Technology)
“The most obvious way to tell someone else where to look for something in the sky, would be to give its height above the horizon and bearing left or right from some landmark. “
The Moon will be New on April 12th, and it will be Full on April 27h.
On March 28th 1935 Robert H.Goddard successfully used gyroscopes to control a rocket.
To be an amateur astronomer on any level involves learning the constellations of the night sky.
The Moon will be New on March 13th, and it will be Full on March 28th. That will be a ‘supermoon’, when the Moon is Full two days before its nearest to Earth.
“The SAMI survey lets us see the actual internal structures of galaxies, and the results have been surprising.”Professor Croom
“The Moon will be New on February 11th, and it will be Full on February 27th. “
“Venus remains brilliant in the morning sky in Ophiucus. The Moon is near Venus on 11th January. In January Venus rises at 6.30 a.m., but disappears by the end of the month.”