If you’ve visited The Dome for one of our planetarium shows, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a little about one of the most exciting topics in modern astronomy: exoplanets.
Hi, everyone! It's Justin Bartel. There's been some talk about meteorites recently so as the Museum astronomer, I thought I'd explain a little about them. A meteorite is a traveler by nature. Its arrival on Earth is one of the final steps in a journey that spans billions of years and trillions of miles.
Hi, everyone. It’s Justin Bartel. As the Science Museum of Virginia’s resident astronomer, it’s interesting to hear guests, the media and friends on social media talk about the supposed super blue blood moon happening this week. A full moon is always a wonderful sight, and you can count on seeing one every 29 or 30 days, but on January 31, 2018, three lunar events are overlapping. On the face of it, the resulting “super blue blood moon” sounds pretty spectacular! But let’s look past the hype: what can we really expect to see?
For a long time now, humanity has looked up at the stars and wondered if we would ever be visited. Well, we just were. What's the first thing to visit us from outside our solar system?
Is space tourism possible in the near future?