Great astrophotographies – January 2011

With some late – again – I would like to propose you my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). As always, here is my selection of the best pictures of last month. Today’s picture : Sometimes it looks like the Sun is being viewed through a large… Continue reading Great astrophotographies – January 2011

Great astrophotographies – December 2010

With some late I would like to propose you my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). As always, here is my selection of the best pictures of last month. Today’s picture : ” A big, bright, beautiful Full Moon slid into planet Earth’s shadow early Tuesday morning.… Continue reading Great astrophotographies – December 2010

Great astrophotographies – September 2010

I love both Impressionism and beautiful astronomy pictures. So, when the NASA features Starry night over the Rhone, by Vincent van Gogh I only can write about it. As the NASA puts it : How can the majesty of the night sky best be captured in a painting? This was a continual challenge for Vincent… Continue reading Great astrophotographies – September 2010

Great astrophotographies – January 2010

When I was at the Dublin Institute of Technology to complete my Bachelor of Arts in International Business and languages I learned an English expression about rare events : “Once in a blue moon. ” It seems that this expression has an astronomical origin as it is the second full moon in the same calendar… Continue reading Great astrophotographies – January 2010

40 years ago…

40 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission. I mention this as I always have been attracted by space conquest, the Apollo program and so on. Nowadays, the US government is thinking about what should follow and is wondering where we should go first, back… Continue reading 40 years ago…