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Stargazers! If you would like to schedule an evening session of stargazing in the Sedona, AZ area, please contact me

Mars is at opposition and will be closest to Earth on July 31, 2018

 

Recent Astropics

 

 

 

Easter Blue Moon in Sedona-2018- April Fool's Weekend

Shot of the waxing crescent equinoctial Moon -3/19/2018

 

Celestial Louie the Lab

The real "Canis Major"- Labrador "Star" Retriever

 

Astronomy in Old Films...

How it was meant to be :)

No doubt, the American Astronomer's Dream. This shot was snagged from the old Sci-Fi flick: "It Came From Outer Space." The movie takes place in Arizona and is based upon a Ray Bradbury story entitled  "The Meteor." Looks like a mighty fine telescope to me. Starring Richard Carlson and Barbara Rush. They appear to be the perfect couple.

A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely.

But, then, we've all been there.

 

Another favorite oldie...

Invaders from Mars (1953)

Invaders tells the story of young David MacLean (Jimmy Hunt), who witnesses the 4 a.m. landing of a flying saucer from his bedroom window. 


NASA Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Slide Show