On Friday, July 12th, 2019, the public is invited to a free night of astronomy viewing with experts from the SIU Physics Department, The Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois and Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
If you were outside in the Midwest at around 1:30 local time this morning, you might have received quite a shock.
A meteor streaked across the sky in a vivid, bright green flash. It set off sonic booms that were loud enough to shake houses in east-central Wisconsin, as National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Last tells The Two-Way.
With the much advertised August 2017 total solar eclipse as a backdrop, the SIU Carbondale Departments of Physics and School of Architecture, encouraged students in Dr. Chad Schwartz's Architecture 351 Class to come up with plans for a Solar Observatory to, hopefully, be built on the Carbondale Campus.
As we move into September, the summer constellations give way to the Autumn wonders in the night sky. Here with the Astronomy Feature for Friday September 11th, 2015 is Cheryl Ernst of the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois. This feature was written by Astronomer Andy Edelen.
Here is this week's Astronomy feature. Thank you to the web-site Earth-Sky.org.
Make plans to attend a public viewing of the Lunar Eclipse on September 27th SIU Carbondale's Saluki Stadium. This free outreach event, organized by the SIU-C Physics Department is free, and runs from 8:00PM to 11:30PM.
On this week's Astronomy feature, a full moon on Saturday August 29th, and Cheryl Ernst lets us know what planets can be seen in the west. Special thanks for Cheryl Ernst and Andy Edelen of the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois
On August 21st, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse will occur, with a point south of Carbondale being ground zero for this event. To gather important scientific data from this event Dr. Matt Penn, with Tuscon Arizona's National Solar Observatory, has put together a proto-type computer-linked telescope to gather this data.
The month of July features two constellations and a gas planet, in the southern sky. Here with this week's Astronomy Feature is Cheryl Ernst of the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois. The President of the Association, Andy Edelen wrote this feature.
On this Friday's Astronomy feature, Computer and Electronics Specialist Bob Baer gives us an update on the New Horizons Spacecraft that is scheduled to pass within 7,000 miles above the Dwarf-Planet Pluto. And tonight, if you look due West at Dusk and after the sun goes down, you can see the planet Venus shining brightly very brightly. Special thanks to Bob Baer, and the website EarthSky.org.
November Astronomy Highlights: The Great Square of Pegasus,the Pleiades Star Clusters hot young stars, only 100 million years old and Mars is still visible very low in the southwest.For more information, visit the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois Website at: https://sites.google.com/site/astronomyinsouthernillinois/