Space IS KINDA our thing...

Each month, we go to a set location and host a star party for the community. All are welcome to come to this free event. Check our event page for more details. 

OUR MOOn

Currently, NASA is working hard to get back to the Moon. This is known as the Artemis Program. The previous program that got us to the moon on July 20th, 1969 was called Apollo.  Artemis was Apollo's twin sister (in greek mythological stories), also known as the Goddess of the Moon. Nasa chose this because its obviously the perfect nod towards the legendary Apollo program. 

 

Going back to the Moon will be no easy task. We aren't using those computers that are the size of a bedroom anymore. Technology has changed and its not as simple as using our more advanced computers with the same data. Luckily, NASA is allowing private companies to help build different components, spacecraft and computer systems to speed up the process, as the order from the president was to get the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. This will be extremely difficult to achieve, but with teamwork, anything is possible. 

The moon's gravity pulls at the Earth, causing predictable rises and falls in sea levels known as tides. 

SpaceX became the first privately owned company to launch Astronauts to the International Space Station with their Falcon 9 Rocket, and Crew Dragon Spacecraft in May 2020. 

This was a Historic day. It was the first time in almost 50 years that American Astronauts launched on an American Rocket from American soil.

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Arizona Meteor Crater Impact Site

Meteor Facts:
  • The Earth’s atmosphere experiences millions of meteors every day

  • The fastest meteoroids travel through the solar system at a speed of around 42 kilometres per second (26 miles per second)

  • Around 500 meteorites reach the Earth’s surface every year but of those only around 5 ever make it to scientists for study

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SATURN

FACT #1

This giant ball of gas that spins fast, creating non-stop lightning storms 1000x more powerful than Earth's Lightning bolts, and 1,100 mph winds. Violent, yet beautiful with the largest ring in the solar system 

Saturn has 9 major rings.

They are made up of  billions of pieces of ice, from house size boulders to minute crystals.

FACT #2

Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system. About 764 Earths could fit inside Saturn

FACT #3
Comet NEOWISE 2020
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Photo by Alistair Symon
Photo by Alistair Symon
Photo by Alistair Symon
Photo by Alistair Symon

We serve to educate and inspire our youth with every program

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