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Author: Cosmic Strings

Time for an Update!

Hello!  As I write this, we astronomy folks here at the VLM are preparing to leave on a big trip to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV.  We’re taking two busloads of high school students on an overnight trip to learn about…

Seeing Red

Look out Mars, here we come (again)! Yep, we’re about to launch another spacecraft to Mars.  It’s exciting!  Hopefully, on November 18th, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft will liftoff from Cape Canaveral and begin the 10-month journey to the Red Planet. An…

C’mon, Get Happy!

And if you’re not humming a Partridge Family song right now…well…you’re younger than I am. Fall has finally arrived, and I am indeed happy.  I know the official start of Fall was over a month ago, but the weather hasn’t really caught up with the…

Remembrance

Greetings, friends. Forgive me, but today, as a native New Yorker, I find it difficult to write a substantive post.  So I shall share with you instead two photographs. This is how I will always remember the World Trade Center: The World Trade Center on…

Hey there, LADEE!

Okay, the title works much better if you think of saying it with a nice Irish accent. We’re going back to the Moon!  Okay, it’s with a robot right now, but hey, let’s take what we can get!  LADEE, or the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust…

WOAH…Look at the time!

Holy moly, has it been two weeks already!?! Okay, well I’m going to make this quick, as we are in our busiest season here at the Virginia Living Museum.  Summer is a-comin’…and we are all working like crazy to be ready! So…here’s a primer on…