Astronomy

Did You See The Supermoon? Do You Know What It Is?
The sky was crystal clear over Western New York last night for what's called a Supermoon, but this Supermoon is extraordinarily special.  The moon was full and very bright and although you really couldn't tell, it's the closest the moon has been to Earth since 1948.
Today Is Once In A Blue Moon
It’s a pretty rare event. It happens only once every three years or so. The last one was in December, 2009. The next one is in July, 2015. A full moon at 1:58 this afternoon becomes the second full moon this month. The second full moon in a month is called a blue moon.
Astronomer Copernicus – Dale’s Daily Data
The sun, the moon, the stars all rotated around the earth.  The earth was the center of the universe.  That was the thinking back in the middle ages and had been since ancient times.  But along came a Polish astronomer – Nicolaus Copernicus...
Hubble Telescope – Dale’s Daily Data
Conceived in the 1940’s, designed in the 1970’s, built in the 1980’s, it was in April of 1990 that the Hubble telescope was placed into orbit by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery.  A major problem during its design though was that the lenses were incorrectly calculated, so the first images wer…