Artist illustration of a massive black hole

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...

Photo on board the ISS astronaut looking out the cupola windows at earth

Tuesday Fun Facts - The Overview Effect part 1

March 24, 2020

When viewing the Earth as a collective whole, it’s difficult not to feel a sense of connectedness and unity. On our blue marble, suspended in the black velvet backdrop of space, is everyone and everything you’ve ever known or heard about. The Overview Effect is a shift in awareness or...