UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS UND to host a new season of Star Parties
Two venues: UND Observatory, just west of town; and Clifford Hall on the UND campus
The northern skies at night in summer are a truly inspiring sight if the weather cooperates.
The University of N... Posted on 5/23/13 at 9:45 AM
ASTRO BOB Space station spices up short May nights
International Space Station Commander, Chris Hadfield, performs a revised version of David Bowies Space Oddity on board the station earlier this week. This is for real - enjoy!
The early bird is bac... Posted on 5/17/13 at 6:46 PM
THE DULLUM FILE Karen Nyberg
We're going to be talking soon on WDAZ News @5 with UND graduate Karen Nyberg from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia as she makes final preparations for a launch to the International Sp... Posted on 5/4/13 at 5:30 AM
STAFF BLOG GRAND FORKS GOURMET GF 'Space Aliens' Closes
In more not-too-astonishing restaurant news, Space Aliens has closed in Grand Forks and in Minot, according to the Minot Daily News.
Food Management Investors Inc., which owns the restaurants, cites ... Posted on 11/13/12 at 2:51 PM
THE NEW FORTY Not quite as planned...
I had a brilliant idea a month or so back. Well, let me qualify brilliant - brilliant by my standards...at least in that moment. I must qualify my use of the word brilliant as I am fairly sure that ma... Posted on 10/19/12 at 9:18 PM
A private Earth-to-orbit delivery service made good on its latest shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, overcoming mechanical difficulty and delivering a ton of supplies with high-flying finesse.
Don’t forget. Tonight’s the Full Snow Moon with moonrise happening around the time of sunset. To find when the moon comes up for your town, go to Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day and make your selection.
November’s been a wonderful month for conjunctions (close approaches) of the planets and moon. Tonight’s no exception. Jupiter and the Full Beaver Moon will be little more than one degree apart in the east all night long. I guarantee a lot of dazzle – this pairing is close enough to get the attention of anyone who happens to look up. Be sure to check it out.
The robotic explorer Curiosity's daring plunge through the pink skies of Mars was more than perfect. It landed with spectacular style, said a NASA scientist, describing the first images of its mechanical gymnastics.
The other night while anticipating the aurora I kept looking north for signs of that familiar green glow, but twilight seemed to last forever. The sky was too bright right on through to 11:30 p.m.; only by 11:45 had it grown dark enough for that first blush of electrified air to show.
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