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A glimpse of the Eye of God, 650 light years away

A glimpse of the Eye of God, 650 light years away

(March 25, 2013) It’s that time of the year, when the trees explode in the skies above Rockwall and our school children in just about all grades begin studying the…

Asteroid vs. Earth: Cross your fingers on Feb 15, 2013

Asteroid vs. Earth: Cross your fingers on Feb 15, 2013

(February 9, 2013) On February 15, small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will fly so close to Earth that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites.…

2013 brings nearby comet, and most active time for Sun

2013 brings nearby comet, and most active time for Sun

 During 2013, as the Sun approaches its maximum energy output, Earth will frequently be bathed in destructive radioactive particles released when the Sun belches out solar flares and coronal mass…

AstroDad invents new image processing technique

AstroDad invents new image processing technique

…and we are the first to see the results  From 22-25 November, 2012 I took advantage of time off from work and a spate of extremely clear, unusually cold night…

AstroDad reflects on history’s mysteries in space

AstroDad reflects on history’s mysteries in space

(November 20, 2012) There is a rich history of astronomy in America, although much more contemporary than, say, the ancient Persian and Chinese practitioners of this field. Known as “astrologers”…

International Observe the Moon Night draws crowd to Rockwall library

International Observe the Moon Night draws crowd to Rockwall library

September 29, 2012 – On Saturday, September 22, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Rockwall County Library, 250-plus Rockwall County residents of all ages observed the First Quarter Moon…

International Observe the Moon Night at Rockwall County Library

International Observe the Moon Night at Rockwall County Library

September 22, 2012: Under the Same Moon On Saturday, September 22, 2012, our planet will celebrate International Observe the Moon Night. Dear reader, please consider yourself invited to the IOMN event…

Homage to Neil Armstrong

Homage to Neil Armstrong

…and a plea to elevate the human condition August 27, 2012 – On August 25, 2012 America lost one of its greatest heroes.  The first of our species to step…

AstroDad shares insight on Curiosity’s successful Mars landing

AstroDad shares insight on Curiosity’s successful Mars landing

August 7, 2012 – The modern world seemed to get a hitch in its giddy-up late Sunday night through early Sunday morning as mankind’s largest ever planetary explorer hurtled toward…

See the 2012 transit of Venus across the Sun with AstroDad

See the 2012 transit of Venus across the Sun with AstroDad

“Another BIG EVENT in Rockwall brought to you by AstroDad! Actually, I’m merely your celestial tourguide, for this great event is brought to you by the Cosmos itself. ” –…

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