Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spot the Station

How cool is this?  Back in the age of stone knives and bear skins I was "cool" in a nerdy way for knowing constellations beyond the Big Dipper.  Every once in a while there was a satellite.  Now you don't have to do the math in your head.  Just ask NASA.

This is the least i could do since Liz didn't get her launch this morning.  Of course this presumes you live in a portion of the planet that remembers what clear skies means. 

25 comments:

TJandTheBear said...

Hard to spot things yourself when nothing but clouds in the sky. :-)

Lawyerliz said...

Supposed to go off tomorrow.

All your rain made the national news.

Lawyerliz said...

We could see the milky way until they put up some more light poles. Bleh.

Lawyerliz said...

Don't need to see, can feel the rumble.

Rob Dawg said...

We really don't put enough emphasis on light pollution.

Walt Tucker said...

I went to the 23 floor outdoor deck at the Chicago Board of Trade Building last Monday night to see the Space Station. It passed almost overhead. The weather was clear but there was too much light to see it.

Rob Dawg said...

Don't forget these people.
http://darksky.org
The are long haul and not zealots.

Lawyerliz said...

Good morning. How much rain did to get Rob?

Lawyerliz said...

It's raining here, but this is welcome in the dry season.

Lawyerliz said...

Launch in half an hour but weather questionable. Rain light.

Lawyerliz said...

You know, Boston is dense, but very walkable. But too cold for me.

Lawyerliz said...

Launch successful.

LBD said...

Good Morning!

Even here outside of town the lights grow stronger but the sky is still dark with stars galore. I don't miss the city anymore. If I want the busy I go visit and the traffic immediately tells me why I left. Freedom to chose where to live is wonderful.

Lawyerliz said...

The rockettle successfully landed at the air force base

Mike said...

why do they need perfect weather to launch?? seems kind of silly...

Rob Dawg said...

Yeah launch. I'm glad they were Careful. The last failure was needed supplies. If this one missed the station would have been on short rations.

Rain totals abit over six inches locally. Now the chances for another quarter inch Monday is developing.

Mike said...

short rations.

c'mon..Matt Damon lasted on Mars for like ten years on his own.. ;<)

Rob Dawg said...

Bigger storm headed for the Oroville watershed. I think it will be cold enough to be no problem but the news stations are ramping up coverage.

Mike said...

I'd ask what they do with "body waste" on the SS..but I don't think I want to know..

"wait..that's not the Milky Way!!"..LOL

Rob Dawg said...

A sprinkling of astronaut dust and you can fly?

LBD said...

Would clouds cause CD problems?

Frank Thomas said...
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Lawyerliz said...

Weather doesn't have to be perfect, but good enough.

Lawyerliz said...

They can throw it out or bring it back to earth

You know, space is big.

TJandTheBear said...

Boston IS very walkable... but no way I could convince my wife to move there because it does get so cold.

Regarding Oroville... I'm not sure a near-disaster's going to be enough to spur real action, given CA's politics.