The Moon at Its Best   Leave a comment

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For those of you who weren’t awake, aware or available, there was a full eclipse of the moon last night.  Now, I’m also one of those who, for various reasons, wasn’t able to cast my eyes skyward and catch the moon at its best.  Sometimes the moon just doesn’t seem to take into consideration that many of us are located on the wrong side of the globe (or clock) to be able to glimpse at the glowing red orb up in the nighttime sky.

Thank goodness for Slooh.

If ever anyone wanted to be an astronomer and didn’t have the time, patience or ability to go to school for astrophysics, yet wanted to partake of the universe in an engaging and useful way, then Slooh is for you.  It’s a membership organization and it isn’t cheap, but anyone will have access to high-powered telescopes in the Canary Island and Chile, plus get in on a myriad of missions.  The universe is literally at your desktop.

As a participant, one also joins a community of like-minded individuals who cast their eyes skyward share what they observe.  Also, one gets in on all kinds of neat stuff that NASA offers, too.  In fact, Slooh engages NASA and a community of citizen astronomers to help with its near Earth asteroid project.  So if you see something, you can say something!

I’ve included the below link for those how want to experience the eclipse and/or get a taste of what Slooh can do for you.  Enjoy!

http://live.slooh.com/stadium/live/slooh-covers-the-total-lunar-eclipse-of-october-2014-as-it-slides-across-the-pacific-ocean

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