April 27th, 2017
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Amy Oliver

Night Vision: Comets and Meteor Showers

Imagine, if you can, back about 4.6 million years to the beginnings of the universe: a giant, diffuse cloud of dust and gas collapsed, resulting in the formation of our solar system and everything in it. Not a very romantic way to…

Duke Johnson

Night Vision: Awesome Aurorae

In two different years, near peak solar activity, I had the good fortune of being able to travel to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territory and then Tromso, Norway in search of the aurora. Conditions tested our little expedition and our…