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Comet ISON

Let’s face it, for us naked-eye stargazers that don’t have the luxury of fancy, expensive telescopes Comet ISON was a fizzer. It was like having the promise of a creaming soda spider, but with melted ice cream and hot, flat soda. And, that’s sort of what happened with comet ISON. Fire versus ice In November, we … Continue reading Comet ISON

Close Encounter with Asteroid 2012 DA14

On Friday February 15 2013 or Saturday February 16 2013 (depending where you live in the world), Asteroid 2012 DA14 will be making a close encounter with Earth. Asteroid 2012 DA14 has not been in our scope of  perception for long, but already we have been able to study its approach and prepare a projection of … Continue reading Close Encounter with Asteroid 2012 DA14