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  • Stargazing events for March 2015
    Stargazing events of interest for March 2015
    The name March comes from Latin Martius. March was first month of the earliest Roman calendar. Named for Mars, the Roman god of war Martius was also the guardian of agriculture and an ancestor of the Roman people. Martius remained the first month...
  • Future astronauts on the moon
    Cruz NASA space hearings highlight Mars vs. moon controversy
    The Washington Post noted on Tuesday that the recent hearings concerning the future of space exploration and commercial space held by Sen. Ted Cruz’s Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness highlighted a persistent conflict...
  • The moon from Apollo 12
    Astrobotic and HAKUTO to share a ride to the moon for the Google Lunar XPrize
    The Google Lunar XPrize announced on Monday that two competitors for the $20 million purse for the first private group to land a rover on the lunar surface and do a number of predetermined tasks have teamed up to share a ride to the moon....
  • Happy Chinese New Year
    Welcome to the Year of the Ram
    Welcome to the Year of the Ram (or is it the Year of the Sheep?). Depending on how you translate it - goat, ram or sheep - is the animal for 2015's Chinese New Year. The Chinese year 4712 begins on Feb. 19, 2015 and the celebration is the...
  • Earth and moon
    Could fossils of ancient life from Earth reside on the Moon?
    Does the moon contain fossils of billions of years old organisms from Earth? That theory has been laid out in recent research at the Imperial College of London, reported in a Monday story in Air and Space Magazine by Dr. Paul Spudis, a lunar and...
  • Black Moon
    Black Moon rising
    Yes you heard right, there will be an awesome black moon for all to see in just a few nights so be ready to watch! A beautiful to see indeed and one that does not happen every month or every year for that matter, as it is also not a term that is...
  • Kraken Mare, Titan's largest sea.
    NASA develops concept to send submarine to space
    If NASA’s recent efforts have seemed pretty futuristic, well the best is yet to come it seems. According to Discovery News on Feb. 13, NASA is planning to send a submarine into space. Don’t worry, they’re not stopping there. The...
  • Where do you stand on the history of the moon landing?
    Where do you stand on the history of the moon landing?
    Napoléon Bonaparte once stated that ‘History is a set of lies agreed upon.’ There seems to be an ever growing number of people in the age of information who agree. We are not just talking about the UFO or conspiracy communities either....
  • FAA promotes commercializing the moon as amateurs discover strange lunar wave
    FAA promotes commercializing the moon as amateurs discover strange lunar wave
    Talk of returning to the moon, for commercial purposes, is in the air again. In an article, published Feb. 3 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration states it is seeking to ‘leverage the FAA's existing launch licensing authority to...
  • Stargazing events for February 2015
    Stargazing events of interest for February 2015
    February is named after the Latin term februum, meaning purification. February was originally the last month of the calendar. It became the second around 450 BC. February is the intercalary month; the month when leap days, weeks or months are...
  • Full Moon
    Alternative names and meanings for the February full moon: Part 3
    Just as the Native Americans established unique names for each full moon of the year, other cultures attached meaningful titles to the moon. As explored in “Alternative names and meanings for the February full moon: Part 1,” the Native...
  • "Marco Polo" on Netflix
    NETFLIX 'Marco Polo' created by John Fusco is renewed for Season 2
    The streaming giant "Netflix" has renewed "Marco Polo" (2014) for a second TV season. It is created by John Fusco whose screenwriting credits include, "Young Guns" (1988), "Thunderheart" (1992), "Spirit...
  • Moon Phases
    Three top free moon phase apps for Kindle Fire
    Pagans are often concerned with the phase of the moon. Whether one is seeking information on the next full moon for esbat planning purposes or a practitioner wants to find the appropriate moon phase to plan for spell workings, knowing the right...
  • Apollo 1 crew
    We seek to go to the moon
    On September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy spoke before a gathering at Rice University in Houston to deliver what some would later refer to as his “moon speech”. The challenge he presented in that speech was for the United States...
  • Moon performing for the crowd with Greek Fire
    Greek Fire rocked a sold out Ready Room Saturday
    Greek Fire, the local band that is seemingly on the cusp of super stardom headlined The Ready Room on Saturday and quickly proved why it was one of the hottest tickets around.The band has been steadily building a following in St. Louis and the...