Vortex Table: The Trampoline of Science!

Vortex Table: The Trampoline of Science!

Gravity is everywhere!  Anything that has mass exerts a gravitational force, including you and me!  Why can we not feel that force?  We are in the presence of a massive object that pulls on us more than we could ever pull on each other, and leaves our personal gravitational pull negligible.  That’s right, I am

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Observing the Opposition of Jupiter

 Jupiter is one of the marvels in our solar system. Appropriately named after Zeus, it has a tremendous mass. In fact, it  outweighs the rest of the planets of the solar system by a factor of two–and it knows how to throw its weight around! Its gravity holds 67 confirmed moons in orbit, including

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Space Rocks!

 Space is a place of extremes.  We have extremely large objects like stars and extremely small objects like dust particles in a stellar nebula.  And then there are the objects that are more in the middle.  A good example of these in between objects are comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.  However, when these rocks come

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Get Ready for the Geminid Meteor Shower

Want to watch possibly one of the best meteor showers of the year?  Then look up in the sky on the evening of Saturday, December 13th, or early the next morning to catch one of the most reliable meteor showers we have: the Geminid Meteor Shower.  Every year around this time of year the Earth

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft AstroCamp Style

 NASA’s first launch of Orion draws closer! The new spacecraft is fascinating, and models of it were difficult to find, so we designed our own! This is the result! For those of you who don’t know, Orion is NASA’s new spacecraft, filling the role of the retired space shuttle program. It is designed with versatility

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Rocketing into Space

Up, up, and away!!! From the ground of Cape Canaveral to the edges of our atmosphere and into the reaches of outer space, humans have pushed the field of rocketry to the final frontier. Many people believe that rocket design reached its peak with the development of NASA’s space shuttle, but the designs of current rockets are continuously

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