I am always excited to see progress in space exploration. I think it's going to be pretty crazy in 20+ years when we start seeing reality TV shows about people going into space. But for now, here is what I am excited for when it comes to Astronomy:
The Perseid Meteor Shower: August 10-13 2013
|Photo credit: Jason Gunders in Queensland, Australia|
1. it is warm enough to be outside for hours (unlike December's Geminids)
2. I don't have to teach the next day so I can stay up as late as I like.
3. Lots of meteors! About 1 every minute.
Gravity: In theaters October 2013
Sungrazing Comet ISON: November 28, 2013
|Photo credit: NASA & ESA|
On the day after Bill Nye's and my own shared birthday (coincidence?) there is potential we may be able to see a comet's tail across the sky without the aid of telescopes. How cool would that be?!
Total Solar Eclipse: August 21, 2017
It's WAY off in the future, but there will be a total eclipse of the
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Never fear teaching about Space. It is one of the most interesting and fun topics in the Universe!