Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Stargazing Program: DEBRIEFING

Info on stuff we looked at on Friday night, 
July 8th, at the South Park Wave Pool...
Here's that Moon-phases cheat-sheet (click this LINK)

Here's a very cool and easy to use online Moon-map (LINK)

(image: NASA/Hubble)
M-57 The RING NEBULA  in the constellation Lyra, the lyre
(that "FUZZY-DOUGHNUT" thingy...)   (LINK)
Yep, it's about 1 light-year across (6 trillion miles!) and the light from it, 
traveling 186,000 miles per second, finally reached your eye after it left it 2300 years ago. 
You just looked back in time and saw it, as it was, 2300 years ago...