An unusual celestial spectacle unfolds for observers around the Great Lakes region next Tuesday at dawn. The Moon has been faithfully occulting (passing in front of) the bright star Aldebaran for every lunation now since January 29th, 2015. This split second events have touched on nearly every farflung corner of the Earth. Now the United States and Canada get to see the penultimate event, as the waning crescent Moon occults Aldebaran one last time for North America.
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier ) Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg ) Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) Their stories this week: Blue Origin, take three! (And a SpaceX launch today) Japanese X-ray satellite NASA Announces new planet hunting instrument Weekend Occultations US Navy Resumes Celestial Navigation Training What Hit Jupiter? We’ve had […]
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