Tangled Up In Bees

The trail of the ISS during the 9:42 p.m. pass last night. Spica at upper right and airplane, lower right — Bob King/News Tribune Congratulations to all who saw the first passes of the space station last night. If you’d like to share your observation, just click on the comments link and let us know. If you…
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The Space Station Returns Tonight!

My friend Will from Port Wing dropped me a note to say that WDSE Channel 8, the PBS station, will air a program this Thursday at 9 p.m. on the Phoenix mission to Mars. It’s titled Phoenix Mars Mission: Ashes to Ice. Sounds like a great way to get a little Mars dust between your…
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Mars In The Crosshairs

You had to stay up late to see the full moon and Antares last night. The same will be true tonight, as the moon rises even closer to the star that marks the heart of the scorpion. Look three fingers to the right and above the moon starting around 11 p.m. Artist depiction of the Phoenix spacecraft…
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This Moon Is Nothing To Sneeze At

A red and white aureole surrounds the moon Saturday night. Canon digital camera,35mm lens at f/2.8, ISO 400 and 1 second time exposure — Bob King The moon was just shy of full last night. I watched it ease up through branches feathered with small leaves as I warmed myself by a bonfire in the backyard. Every so often,…
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Let Me Tempt You

International Space Station orbits Earth this past February –  NASA/Atlantis crew I’ve been eagerly waiting for the return of the International Space Station (ISS) to our night skies. The station has been making early morning passes over the Northland for the past two weeks, but will appear during convenient evening hours starting this Wednesday. To whet your appetite for…
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