Thursday, January 26, 2012
Early in January 2012 the light from a star that exploded in galaxy NGC 3239 reached the Earth. It took 25 million years to complete the journey and so today we witness this 25 million year old light! As this was the first supernova to be observed in 2012, Adam Block thought...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The SkyCenter recorded the recent supernova explosion in galaxy NGC 3239. Please read astronomer Phil Plait's article, from Discover Magazine, on the science behind these events!...
Friday, January 13, 2012
University of Arizona journalist Savannah Martin interviews astronomer and host of the SkyCenter programs, Adam Block, about astrophotography.
See the article below:
Saturday, December 31, 2011
The SkyCenter was featured in an Arizona Daily Star article concerning our successful New Year's Eve program! Please check out the article below.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
An image from the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter is currently on display as the cover of Astronomy Magazine's January 2012 issue....
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Another SkyCenter image has been published on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day website. This object is rarely seen at this resolution and represents over 12 hours of data from the Schulman 0.8m telescope. The lengthy total integration time (subexposures taken over many nights)...
Friday, December 2, 2011
The SkyCenter's image of Sh2-239 published today, December 2nd 2011, was chosen by Discover Magazine|Bad Astronomy and Dr. Phil Plait as an object of interest.
Excerpt from Phil's article:
"The Sun is literally a middle-aged star; approaching...
Friday, November 25, 2011
On November 25th the guests of "Astrophotography with Adam Block" began a daring project to capture an extremely dim nebula called Cederblad 30. This nebula is often seen in widefield images of the dusty clouds towards the constellation of Taurus. Tom Davis, an avid...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
On November 8th 2011 attendees of the special asteroid program called "Duck!" watched Near Earth Asteroid 2005YU55 sail safely passed the Earth. Clouds and the dimness of the asteroid prevented visual views- however, guests were rewarded for their intrepidness when a CCD...
Saturday, November 5, 2011
On November 5th 2011 the NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day published the SkyCenter image showing the expansion of the GK Persei...