Weather permitting, you can observe the Moon most nights, unless it’s a new moon, when the lighted side of the Moon faces away from Earth. The Moon is by far the brightest object in the night sky and there’s plenty to see. But this week is special…
Download InOMN flyers and handouts, Moon maps and even some pre-made presentations. There’s even a certificate to mark your participation.
6. Guide to the Face of the Moon
Almost dead center on the Earth-facing side of the Moon is the Surveyor 6 robotic spacecraft impact side. Apollo 12 and 14 are a bit to the left. And Apollo 11 - the first steps on the moon - are to the right. This retro graphic tells the whole story.
7. Moon Shots
NASA photographers have done some exceptional work capturing views of the Moon from Earth. Here are a few galleries:
once called a dreamer,
now you’re pushed to the ground
they run from you as you spill emotions
they watch as you drown in your own
they laugh in your face and tattoo “VICTIM” on your forehead
you are the one they belittle
So cast them out with your trident
remind them that kindness can mask a fury
strike them down as they raise their voice
refuse to heal them with your tears
be their siren, seduce them towards your rocky heart
show them the passion they lust for,
then devour them whole with a silky smile
You can be ferocious,
and heinous, and powerful
you can carry them storm inside your spirit
you can pour your feelings out in a flood
Pisces, you are not weak
and watch them as they choke
on the downpour called your love
i just read a really good book you guys should check it out if you like
hard science fiction
cool female protagonists
cool black protagonists
spending 10 hours trying to get modded Kerbal Space Program to run properly
It’s called Voyage by Stephen Baxter. The idea behind it is that JFK didn’t get shot, so he becomes a sort of rallying cheerleader for NASA. His influence shifts it from being a more scientific organization to a more “flag and footprints” organization of heroes and obsessive single-minded goals. The end result is that by 1985 we have the first manned mission to mars, but because funds are poured into that instead of the Space Shuttle, Satellite Development, and Unmanned probes, we end up actually knowing LESS about the solar system as a whole, and telecommunications technology ends up stagnating.
The book goes into immense detail discussing the politics, bureaucracy, and technical skill required to actually build a fucking rocket to mars. While that may sound boring at first, I assure you that some parts (especially when they try to fly a NUCLEAR POWERED ROCKET TO THE MOON) are absolutely nail biting.