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Friday Flicks - First Man

April 3, 2020

You may know who the first man to step foot on the Moon was, but you may not know his backstory. Our third Friday Flicks recommendation is First Man! Starring Ryan Gosling, this film looks into the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong on the famous Apollo 11 mission, which led...

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Gaze Into the Cosmos on Thursday - Venus and the Pleaides

April 2, 2020

The weather may not cooperate tonight, but grab your binos tomorrow evening and take a look at Venus in the western sky as it approaches the Pleiades. The Pleaides is known by many names — Messier 45, Subaru, and the Seven Sisters. This open cluster lies about 440 light years...

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Wednesday Rad Apps - Night Sky

April 1, 2020

The universe is at your fingertips for FREE with the Night Sky app ! Explore the cosmos from the comfort of your couch, or wherever you may be. If you're curious what that star might be, if that bright object in the sky is a planet, or where M31 might...

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Tuesday Fun Facts - The Overview Effect part 2

March 31, 2020

In 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, became the first human beings to leave low Earth orbit and travel to the Moon during the Apollo 8 mission . It was the first time we saw our breathtaking planet as a whole, suspended in the darkness of space...

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Sound Wave Mondays - Houston We Have a Podcast

March 30, 2020

If you want to learn more about the 'behind the scenes' at NASA, then Houston, We Have A Podcast is for you! At Fiske, we love this podcast because the host, Gary Jordan, invites experts from within NASA to share their knowledge and expertise on things you may never have...

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Serene Sundays - Perseverance

March 29, 2020

During these challenging times we are sharing some wisdom from Astronaut Mike Massimino . “Because being the right person isn’t about being perfect; it’s about being able to handle whatever life throws at you.” NASA rejected his application to become an astronaut 3 times before he finally got the job...

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Saturday Space Reels - StarTalk

March 28, 2020

If you need a calming voice and quirky laughter alongside your daily helping of astronomy, you need StarTalk ! This award-winning show is hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson (your personal astrophysicist) and co-host Chuck Nice, they often invite experts in their fields to the show to geek out about space...

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Friday Flicks - Interstellar

March 27, 2020

Our second Friday Flick is Interstellar! IMDb describes it as “A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.” We love this film because astrophysicist (and one of the world’s leading experts on the astrophysical implications of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity) Kip...

Screen capture from SkySafari of western sky for March 26, 2020

Gaze Into the Cosmos on Thursday - Venus Greatest Elongation

March 26, 2020

Step outside tonight after dinner and see Venus high in the western sky. In fact, Venus is at greatest elongation this week (distance from the Sun from our perspective). Specifically, it's 46 degrees east of Old Sol in our sky. Got binoculars or a scope? You'll see Venus looking like...

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Wednesday Rad Apps - Moon Globe

March 25, 2020

At Fiske, we love this rad app: MOON GLOBE - This app is a must have! And, it's FREE! Want to know what that crater is named? How about where Apollo 11 landed? Wanna see the far side of the Moon? Look no more, this app will turn your mobile...