November boasts the Leonid meteor shower. This shower is the result of Earth’s annual passage through the dust trails left by Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which returns to the inner solar system every 33 years. [Read more…]
The 8th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival will focus on air in all its forms and meanings: respiration, aeronautics, the elemental composition of the atmosphere, weather, climate, sublimation, gas properties, the mechanics of sound, and all of the mundane and esoteric ways in which air touches everything in and beyond our world. [Read more…]
An interesting meteor shower peaks on the night of October 21st to the 22nd. Every few minutes you may spy a tiny remnant of Halley’s Comet burning up high in the atmosphere. This is the Orionid meteor shower. [Read more…]
On September 27th in the Americas (September 28th in Europe, Africa, and western Asia) the Moon will pass through Earth’s shadow, creating a lunar eclipse.
The Moon will appear to darken during the eclipse. [Read more…]
The Perseid meteor shower is an always-anticipated feature of the August night sky. These streaks of light are tiny bits of a comet burning up as they enter Earth’s atmosphere. The cometary debris trail, which Earth passes through once a year, was left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle during its many visits to the inner solar system. [Read more…]
Want to know what night sky objects to look for through your telescope in July? This video guide highlights the events you’ll want to see [Read more…]
Mechanical engineering students at the University of Illinois built a working 1:24 scale model of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept as a design project for this past spring semester. [Read more…]
While SpaceX is not affiliated with any commercial Hyperloop companies, it is taking a more direct approach to speeding up the process with the announcement of their plans to build a 1 mile long Hyperloop test track next to its headquarters and that it’s holding a competition next year to test Hyperloop pods. [Read more…]
Want to know what night sky objects to look for through your telescope in June? This video guide highlights the events you’ll want to see [Read more…]
The Museum of Science Fiction, the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, has entered into a Space Act Agreement (SAA) with National Aeronautics and Space Administration to further public outreach and education in science. One of the first major activities planned for the two organizations is “Escape Velocity,” a three-day STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) event in June, 2016. [Read more…]
Want to know what night sky objects you can view through your telescope in May? This video guide will highlight the events you’ll want to see [Read more…]
The 8th Imagine Science Film Festival will take place October 16-24, 2015, at locations all over New York City! The festival theme is “Air”.
Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide. The medium of flight and sound waves. The atmosphere that surrounds us, and the gas that fills our lungs with every breath. Air is a part of our lives in so many ways that we scarcely notice it. And so this year we’re going to explore it in-depth, in all of its scientific facets! [Read more…]