All posts tagged observatory corner

A coronal mass ejection. Photo By Flickr user "NASA Goddard Space flight Center"
Observatory Corner: Space Weather

When we picture an astronomer at work, we normally think of someone staying up at an observatory till the wee hours of t...

Hubble image of the Carina Nebula, showing several different kinds of nebulae.
Photo Courtesy NASA
Observatory Corner: The Glow Cloud

By far the most common question I get while working at the observatory is, “What is a Nebula?” The answer is complex...

Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/USGS
Observatory corner: Dec. 11,2015

Many people can name the eight planets of our solar system but few are familiar with their hosts of natural satellites. ...

Photo by Brittany Lally
Observatory Corner: Friday, Oct. 2

Hello everyone, and welcome back for another exciting edition of Observatory Corner for Friday, Oct. 2! Weather forecast...

Photo by Oliver Stein (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Observatory Corner: Sept 25, 2015

Hello once again, and welcome to a special edition of Observatory Corner for Friday, September 25! In astronomy news thi...

Photo courtesy Jess Vriesema, Melissa Dykhuis, and Dan Van Noord.
Observatory Corner-September 18

Hello, my ardent astronomy admirers, and welcome to this fall semester’s first edition of Observatory Corner for Frida...

Photo by Christopher Spedden
April 17, 2015: Observatory Corner

Hello, eager astronomy learners, and welcome back for another edition of Observatory Corner for Friday, April 17, 2015! ...

Photo courtesy Phil Ammar (Calvin.edu)
2/20 Observatory Corner

Hello, and welcome back for another exciting edition of Observatory Corner! Initial weather forecasts for the coming wee...

Photo courtesy NASA / STScI
2/04 Observatory Corner

For those of you interested in visiting the observatory this week, the best chance to avoid Michigan’s perpetual cloud...

Photo courtesy Chris Beaumont
Observatory Corner 10/10/2014

The leaves are falling, the air is getting colder and the sky is getting darker earlier and earlier. Calvin’s observat...