Category Archives: astronomy

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video):

We have another batch of photos (this is part one) from our youngest contributor, forwarded by James Blilie. The IDs from James are indented: More wildlife photos from my 14-year old son, Jamie (He uses a Canon Powershot SX530 HS superzoom camera). These were all taken in our yard or within a few hundred feet of […]

Reader’s wildlife (museum) photos

Today we have a change of pace: reader Robert Seidel sent some photos from London’s Natural History Museum, a wonderful Victorian museum that I’ve visited twice. Robert’s descriptions are indented: I thought you might enjoy these photos I recently took at London’s Museum of Natural History. It’s a fantastic place, build on request of chief […]

Readers’ wildlife (and astronomy) photos

I’m in Las Cruces, New Mexico, staying with old friends, and I have had, beside convivial conversation, a fajita fix and a cat fix (there are two: one is a calico and the other a feisty tuxedo tom). Photos later. I see from a very brief scan of the news that talks with North Korea […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

We have a nice mix of photos and a video today. First, reader Rick Longworth struck up a friendship with an African owl. His notes: A few years ago my wife and I did a flying vacation (rented Cessna)  across South Africa.  We encountered dozens of species, mostly in parks and preserves. We stayed for […]

Today’s “super blue blood moon”: Readers’ photos and videos

When I walked to work this morning, I had my eyes fixed on the moon, which was right before me as I headed west. I knew that there was an eclipse of the moon, and it was taking place when I was commuting on foot; but I didn’t see a red moon or anything, though […]

Send me your lunar eclipse pictures!

There’s a total lunar eclipse tonight that will produce a reddish “blood moon”. Any readers who take photos of this event, please email them to me. It would be cool to feature them tomorrow morning. Thanks, The management

Reader’s cosmos photo

Tim Anderson from Oz sent another galaxy picture, and here it is, with his notes indented: I don’t know if you want another image of the Orion Nebula, but here it is. This one was taken using a monochrome camera, 80 images in each of the red, green and blue channels, plus another 80 in […]

A holiday nebula

Reader Tim Anderson sent a lovely astronomy photo with holiday-appropriate colors. His notes: ‘Tis the season to be observing the Great Orion Nebula. This photograph comprises 30 images each of 60 seconds, taken with a 126mm refracting telescope and a colour astronomical camera, stacked and enhanced to display the gas clouds.

A grand cosmological event: the collision of two neutron stars pumps up the physics community

Well, this astronomy/physics news is just in, and of course it’s above my pay grade, but at least I can refer you to articles in both the New York Times and CNN about a new discovery: the collision of two neutron stars, emitting both electromagnetic and gravity waves. The collision was detected in August, but […]

Cassini reveals Saturn’s kittens

by Matthew Cobb The Cassini probe may have plummeted into Saturn’s gassy depths, becoming part of the planet it had observed so long, but it still keeps giving science. As Rae Paoletta noted on Inverse a couple of days ago, Cassini’s data reveal the presence of kittens in the F ring of Saturn. Sadly these […]