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The Olympic torch at ISS

The Olympic torch (and a crew of 3) made it to the space station this morning. The torch will take its first spacewalk in history this Saturday. http://cbsn.ws/1c1IXSo


What is a penumbral eclipse of the moon? | EarthSky.org

A penumbral eclipse is more subtle, and more difficult to observe, than a total or partial eclipse. It happens when the moon moves through the outer part of Earth’s shadow.

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June Moore (1919-2013)

June Moore (1919-2013)

June Moore was the wife of Carroll L. Moore longtime Nebraska Wesleyan professor of astronomy and geology. Neither Prairie Astronomy Club or Hyde Observatory would exist except for the efforts of Carroll and June. June was a long-time community volunteer. After Carroll passed, she funded the white bench in front of Hyde Observatory dedicated in Carroll’s memory.

The Hyde Supervisors are investigating ways to honor the memory of our long-time friend.The obituary from the Lincoln Journal is here .


Cassie Etmund’s photo of the Moon

Supervisor Cassie Etmund’s photo of the Moon on International Observe the Moon night.