For all of you who are clubhouse members, we have not one show for tonight, but two! The first show starts in only five minutes, where we will talk about the shy moon of May. :) http://t.co/UnVzISmBUr
Later on tonight, we'll range a little further from home and visit one of the further-flung members of our solar neighborhood: Neptune! Don't miss it! http://t.co/zOd8KIZrik
Galaxy Night was called off due to weather last week, but that's okay! We're ready to go again, and it's on for tomorrow night!
Now, we just need that dust to stay down on the ground, where it's wanted...
If you'd like to join us for the show, you can do so at http://bit.ly/1FrO6Vn
If any of our Clubhouse members were planning to join us for the Galaxy Night show, there have been some dust storms which have forced us to move it out to the 20th. Stay tuned, and we'll keep you updated!
I got a question about Asteroid 1999 FN53 since it's been in the media for a few days, and I wanted to make sure that everyone knew not to worry. I spoke with our team, and they were good enough to put together an informational post on it. If you'd like more information on this asteroid, please check out at http://bit.ly/1RFLOal
Start time: Friday, May 22th
6:00 PM PDT / 9:00 PM EDT / 01:00 UTC (5/23)
International Times: goo.gl/nBfX98
We have some exciting stuff on the horizon, not the least of which is the double transit of Jupiter coming up! Though we won't be doing a show this time, it will be easily visible from Slooh's telescopes. Check out our post about the upcoming double transit, and tell us what you think! http://bit.ly/1Kgha5a
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SLOOH aspires to restore mankind’s subliminal connection to the seasonal ebb and flow of the night sky. The average Mayan of 3000 years ago had a deeper affinity. Why? The light from our expanding cities has literally crowded out the view of space.
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