Neville Public Museum Astronomical Society

Neville Public Museum Astronomical Society Astronomy club from the Green Bay, De Pere and the Northeast Wisconsin area. Providing membership, public outreach viewing and seminars. Loaner telescopes and workshops.

Meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at the Neville Public Museum. Providing astronomy outreach, education, and public viewing. Member of: JPL, NASA, ALCOR
Telescope workshop held on Tuesday evening for repair, building, mirror grinding.

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Member Jim Sentowski took this image of a 3day old, 8% illuminated crescent moon in Slinger Wisconsin.
04/16/2021

Member Jim Sentowski took this image of a 3day old, 8% illuminated crescent moon in Slinger Wisconsin.

Member Jim Sentowski took this image of a 3day old, 8% illuminated crescent moon in Slinger Wisconsin.

Make the Most of Comet ATLAS - Sky & Telescope
04/08/2021
Make the Most of Comet ATLAS - Sky & Telescope

Make the Most of Comet ATLAS - Sky & Telescope

Comet ATLAS (C/2020 R4) will be gracing April's skies. Read on to find out when and where to look. Several fainter comets are also visible.

Ever wonder where the Milky Way is, when is the next Full Moon, where's the Big Dipper or where can I see Saturn or Jupi...
04/01/2021
Skymaps.com - Publication Quality Sky Maps & Star Charts

Ever wonder where the Milky Way is, when is the next Full Moon, where's the Big Dipper or where can I see Saturn or Jupiter tonight?
Here's a tool that's FREE and will help you explore, learn, and enjoy the night sky.
Download April's Sky Chart courtesy of SkyMaps.com
http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html

Quality sky maps (star charts) for stargazing, education and publishing. The Evening Sky Map free each month. Find constellations, planets and comets.

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)
03/29/2021

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

APOD: M64: The Evil Eye Galaxy (2021 Mar 29)
Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA & the PHANGS-HST Team;
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210329.html

Explanation: Who knows what evil lurks in the eyes of galaxies? The Hubble knows -- or in the case of spiral galaxy M64 -- is helping to find out. Messier 64, also known as the Evil Eye or Sleeping Beauty Galaxy, may seem to have evil in its eye because all of its stars rotate in the same direction as the interstellar gas in the galaxy's central region, but in the opposite direction in the outer regions. Captured here in great detail by the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope, enormous dust clouds obscure the near-side of M64's central region, which are laced with the telltale reddish glow of hydrogen associated with star formation. M64 lies about 17 million light years away, meaning that the light we see from it today left when the last common ancestor between humans and chimpanzees roamed the Earth. The dusty eye and bizarre rotation are likely the result of a billion-year-old merger of two different galaxies.

https://www.esa.int/
https://www.nasa.gov/
https://phangs.stsci.edu/#team
https://www.flickr.com/photos/geckzilla/

Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page
http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=210329

#APOD

Here's a reminder to start planning!
03/25/2021

Here's a reminder to start planning!

Indianapolis, Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland, Buffalo, Hamilton, Rochester, Syracuse, Montreal, where will YOU be on April 8, 2024?

From our Atlas of Solar Eclipses, greatamericaneclipse.com

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)
03/23/2021

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

APOD: From Auriga to Orion (2021 Mar 22)
Image Credit & Copyright: Alistair Symon
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210322.html
Repost with annotated image

Explanation: What's up in the sky from Auriga to Orion? Many of the famous stars and nebulas in this region were captured on 34 separate images, taking over 430 hours of exposure, and digitally combined to reveal the featured image. Starting on the far upper left, toward the constellation of Auriga (the Chariot driver), is the picturesque Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405). Continuing down along the bright arc of our Milky Way Galaxy, from left to right crossing the constellations of the Twins and the Bull, notable appearing nebulas include the Tadpole, Simeis 147, Monkey Head, Jellyfish, Cone and Rosette nebulas. In the upper right quadrant of the image, toward the constellation of Orion (the hunter), you can see Sh2-264, the half-circle of Barnard's Loop, and the Horsehead and Orion nebulas. Famous stars in and around Orion include, from left to right, orange Betelgeuse (just right of the image center), blue Bellatrix (just above it), the Orion belt stars of Mintaka, Alnilam, and Alnitak, while bright Rigel appears on the far upper right. This stretch of sky won't be remaining up in the night very long -- it will be setting continually earlier in the evening as mid-year approaches.

Unannotated:
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/2103/AroundOrion_Symon_2000.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/ColorsOfCosmos

Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page
http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=210322

#APOD

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)
03/14/2021

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

APOD: Messier 81 (2021 Mar 12)
Image Credit & Copyright: Wissam Ayoub
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210312.html

Explanation: One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful Messier 81. Also known as NGC 3031 or Bode's galaxy for its 18th century discoverer, this grand spiral can be found toward the northern constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear. The sharp, detailed telescopic view reveals M81's bright yellow nucleus, blue spiral arms, pinkish starforming regions, and sweeping cosmic dust lanes. Some dust lanes actually run through the galactic disk (left of center), contrary to other prominent spiral features though. The errant dust lanes may be the lingering result of a close encounter between M81 and the nearby galaxy M82 lurking outside of this frame. M81's faint, dwarf irregular satellite galaxy, Holmberg IX, can be seen just below the large spiral. Scrutiny of variable stars in M81 has yielded a well-determined distance for an external galaxy -- 11.8 million light-years.

https://www.astrobin.com/users/Wissam_Astrophotography/

Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page
http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=210312

#APOD

Wonderful images by member Dan Sheber of the famous Great Orion Nebula, as well as the Horsehead and Flame nebulas.
03/08/2021

Wonderful images by member Dan Sheber of the famous Great Orion Nebula, as well as the Horsehead and Flame nebulas.

03/02/2021
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Weekly Update: Important Information For Explorer Wednesday!

Ever wonder where the Milky Way is, when is the next Full Moon, where's the Big Dipper or where can I see Orion tonight?...
03/01/2021
Skymaps.com - Publication Quality Sky Maps & Star Charts

Ever wonder where the Milky Way is, when is the next Full Moon, where's the Big Dipper or where can I see Orion tonight?
Here's a tool that's FREE and will help you explore, learn, and enjoy the night sky.
Download March's Sky Chart courtesy of SkyMaps.com

http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html

Quality sky maps (star charts) for stargazing, education and publishing. The Evening Sky Map free each month. Find constellations, planets and comets.

Success! NASA safely lands Perseverance on Mars
02/19/2021
Success! NASA safely lands Perseverance on Mars

Success! NASA safely lands Perseverance on Mars

The most sophisticated Mars rover ever built just nailed its landing on another world. And soon, it will start hunting for evidence of ancient alien life.

Reminder - Big day on Wednesday
02/17/2021
Watch Online: Mars Landing

Reminder - Big day on Wednesday

Information on how to watch the landing of the Perseverance rover.

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